Makerere University on Tuesday 16th August, 2022 signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TotalEnergies in Uganda to collaborate on various education and skilling initiatives targeting students at the institution’s different colleges.
The MoU will create a framework of collaboration on diverse segments, projects, and subjects in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 regarding Quality Education, and TotalEnergies’ Pillar on Youth Inclusion and Education, as well as TotalEnergies’ commitment to skills and capacity development in Uganda.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, echoed the significance of commitment of Total Energies to the partnership with Makerere University; “Makerere University welcomes this partnership with Total Energies, especially as we mark the important milestone of our Centenary. Makerere University has made enormous contributions to human capacity development and general economic and social growth of Uganda, Africa and with significant contribution to the world at large. There is no part of the world where you go and not find a Makererean serving with distinction or creating value to society.
Speaking on behalf of Total Energies Country Chair at a press conference held at Makerere University, Mrs. Mariam Nampeera Mbowa, the Deputy General Manager at TotalEnergies EP Uganda said, “Total Energies is committed to supporting young people to play an active role in the development of their respective countries. We are driven by the belief that sustainable development cannot be achieved without effective solutions to promote youth inclusion in the professional and social arena. Our objective is to procure opportunities to demonstrate, utilize and refine their talents such that they can play a key role in the development of their communities”.