Creating An Empowered Youthful Population With The...

When The Mastercard Foundation launched its Young Africa Works strategy in Uganda in July 2020, it was met with a lot of anticipation about how transformative it would be in the area of youth employment. As a nation, Uganda has

Bitum Is Reviving His Dreams Through Tukole

Even though Steven Bitum is clad in a green Tukole Uniform in a corner of The Innovation Village all day, his occupations switch through the day.  A cleaner by day and an enrolled University student in between the cleaning breaks,

Dance-preneurship: How Atugonza is breaking barrie...

At sunset in the last rays of the golden hour, the innovation space in Mbarara is flooded with music that will not leave one in their chair. To address this effect, the open co-workspace is transformed into an auditorium as

Making Menstrual Hygiene Accessible, Sustainable a...

Bernadette Ojao, is a lively young woman and a mother of 3 children in pursuit of a dream to ease menstrual hygiene with affordable and sustainable pads in Uganda.  Hailing from Karamoja Sub-region, and having grown up in the slums

Tukole; Where Service Seekers and Blue-Collar Prof...

“The Tukole Uniform alone is a statement in and of itself, out there in the field it means that I am backed by a big brand and therefore I can be trusted with a task since there is a brand

THOMAS VAVA: Why Are We Not Bothered About Environ...

During the lockdown in June 2020, Thomas Vava discovered that he could create portraits using polythene, and he started a movement for environmental conservation. Born and raised in Agago district in Northern Uganda, Thomas Vava spent the first ten years

CREATING FINANCIAL INCLUSION FOR YOUNG WOMEN

The Uganda Bureau of Statistics in 2018 reported that male youth are more active in the labour market with a higher labour force participation rate of 66% compared to the 50% for the women. This significant difference in percentage indicates that

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Next Wave is a market-led 5yr intervention addressing the key ecosystem challenges of youth job creation in the Ugandan marketplace.