Next Wave is a market-led 5yr intervention addressing the key ecosystem challenges of youth job creation in the Ugandan marketplace.
Although Uganda was coined the most entrepreneurial country in the world, 95% of the ventures do not live beyond their first birthday. A broken ecosystem attributed to poor implementation of policies, lack of skilled talent, limited access to capital and poor market linkages has stifled the growth of entrepreneurship and more so, its role in socio-economic transformation.
Nextwave leverages the power of collaboration and co-creation to maximize support, effort, and results by various ecosystem actors while minimizing duplication. Our initiatives and partnerships include;
Our continuous search for empirical, tested and validated results inspires our learning. A design-led and agile process helps us discover ideas and solutions that have the potential to solve the ecosystems’ biggest challenge. NextWave learning will focus on finding and validating pathways that create more opportunities for young people to be better. Ultimately, our goal is to inspire, co-create and scale innovative solutions that are youth-led as well as support other ecosystem stakeholders to make transformational decisions.