Theme: Strengthening Research in Mathematics in Universities with Sida and ISP Support

20th to 24th August 2018

Entebbe, Uganda


John Musonda ger en presentation vid det första nätverksmötet år 2017.John Musonda giving a presentation at the first network meeting in 2017. Foto: Theresa Lagali Hensen

Objectives of the meeting

Provide a forum for interaction between PhD students, Postdoctoral fellows, mentors, supervisors and researchers in mathematics with a view of sharing experiences and creating sustainable research groups and networks.

Request for participation

The deadline for registration is 30th June 2018. When you register, you are expected to indicate which field of research you are closest to:

  • Pure mathematics: Analysis or Algebra
  • Applied mathematics: Mathematical modelling or Biomathematics
  • Statistics: Probability theory or Statistical inference

These six fields of research will be the basis for the distribution of the participants into groups. At the registration you should also indicate if you are willing to give a presentation within your research group. The presentation can be based on your research or something interesting within your field, i.e., it must not be your own research. The presentations should be 15-30 minutes and will be followed by a discussion / teamwork for 30-90 minutes. 

Letters of invitation will be issued to participants upon request for processing of travel documents.

Scientific committee

  • Prof. Martin Singull, Linköping University, Sweden (Chair)
  • Dr. Addisalem Abathun, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Dr. Sony Chan, the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Dr. Mwanzalima Makungu, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Prof. João Paulo Munembe, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Dr. Japhet Niyobuhungiro, University of Rwanda
  • Dr. Jared Ongaro, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Dr. David Ssevviiri, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Prof. Hamidou Toure, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Local organizing committee (LOC)

  • Dr. John M. Mango, Makerere University (Chair)
  • Dr. Juma Kasozi, Makerere University, Uganda (Secretary)
  • Dr. Sylvester E. Rugeihyamu, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Dr. Minani Froduald, University of Rwanda
  • Dr. Ismail G. Mirumbe, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Dr. Betty K. Nannyonga, Makerere University, Uganda

Finance committee

  • Prof. Bengt-Ove Turesson, Linköping University, Sweden (Chair)
  • Prof. Leif Abrahamson, ISP, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Prof. John M. Mango, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Prof. Juma Kasozi, Makerere University, Uganda


The official language at the meeting is English.


Local currency is the Uganda Shilling at the foreign exchange rate of US$ 1 = 3,750 UgShs. There are many local Forex bureaus in Kampala, some of them open 24 hours.  Banks and Forex bureaus accept traveller’s cheques and major credits cards are accepted at leading hotels and restaurants.


Visa may be required for International visitors to Kampala - Uganda.  Please check with the respective local Embassy for details and other requirements.  You will be denied entry if you do not have a valid yellow fever vaccination card.

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Background and purpose of this meeting

 In East Africa, Sida has supported mathematics in Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, and Tanzania for several years through bilateral programmes. The support is mainly for capacity building on PhD and Postdoctoral levels. ISP support to mathematics started almost two decades ago with the aim of building capacity and improving the state of mathematics in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia through the EAUMP network. ISP has over the years extended its support to West African countries through the network of PDEs and Control Theory and to South-East Asian countries – Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar – through the SEAMaN network. Furthermore, Ethiopia has been supported by ISP for a number of years.

The 1st and 2nd network meetings for Sida and ISP funded PhD students and postdocs in mathematics took place in Sweden in March 2017 and February 2018, respectively. The 3rd network meeting will however take place in Entebbe, Uganda, from 20th to 24th August 2018. This time the meeting will have a new focus and the objective is to encourage collaborative research through regional research groups. It is anticipated that the total number of participants will be about 100, mainly from Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, West Africa, Finland and Sweden. The participants will comprise of: PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows from partner universities, supervisors and mentors, senior researchers, coordinators from the bilateral programmes and the ISP core programme, and Swedish senior researchers.


Logotypes: Uppsala University and Sida

This event is financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.

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Previous network meetings

Second Network Meeting

26th-27th February 2018 at Sida headquarters in Stockholm.

First Network Meeting

7th-8th March 2017 at Sida headquarters in Stockholm.

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