Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Delegates Visit UIRI

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, alongside the Minister of Science Technology and Innovations Hon. Elioda Tumwesigye, graced the Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI) as the Foundation’s delegates made an exploratory visit to ascertain the potential UIRI had in boosting the Agriculture sector.

The guests were treated to an exposure tour by the Executive Director Prof. Charles Kwesiga and his Deputy Dr. Dick Kamugasha. The Directors showed the guests innovations the Institute had so far developed for both the health and agriculture sector. They also presented to them various product development initiatives being undertaken by UIRI, with regards to adding value to agriculture produce.

The visit was concluded with a moment of cordial interaction and appreciation of what the Institute was doing.