- November 11, 2022
- Posted by: Ocan Wilfred
- Category: News, Uncategorized
The National Science Week 2022 (NSW2022) organized by the Uganda National Council of Science and Technology ran from Monday, November 7th to Thursday, November 10th, 2022.
Themed “Uganda in 2040; The Future We Want Through Science Technology & Innovation”, the inaugural edition featured more than 200 exhibitors.
NAGRC&DB was among government agencies to participate in the event, showcasing Livestock Assisted Reproductive Technologies(ARTs) that if rolled to the local communities will result in improved livestock productivity, improved income, and reduced poverty countrywide.
NAGRC&DB was represented by two units: The Gene Bank unit and the Semen Processing Laboratory.
“On Tuesday 8th, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr. Monica Musenero, and Hon. Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja visited the NAGRC&DB stalls and we explained to her how we are set to change the livestock productivity sphere through innovations in Assisted Reproductive Technologies”. Said Joel Ogwang, In-Charge Molecular Genetics.
Participating in the panel discussion of Renewable Energy Conference 2022 themed “Renewable Energy for Sustainable Industrialization Inclusive Growth and Economic Recovery” which aired out part of the NSW2022, Dr. Mubiru Jackson, the Manager of Assisted Reproductive Technologies implored farmers not to only uptake the knowledge and technologies generated by researchers, universities, and agencies like NAGRC&DB, but to become partners in the development of knowledge by providing feedback.
“Our call now is to every Ugandan to remember that Science, Technology, and innovation (STI) is not the preserve of scientists, Universities, and researchers, of development agencies like NAGRC&DB, even you farmer you who’s practicing there are issues you’ve seen which are very useful to the society please let us know about those things, let us partner with you.
we believe we generate the qualified knowledge but you have the knowledge that you have developed that we need to use… so this is a partnership, so don’t say ‘give us the knowledge and technology and you are just the uptake.” Said Dr. Mubiru Jackson, Manager of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, NAGRC&DB on Wednesday 9th November 2022.