Uganda has a significant skills challenge, especially amongst recent graduates. However, Uganda is not alone. This challenge is dotted across Africa. NASE believes that Africa’s unemployment challenges can best be stemmed by an “upstream strategy” that focuses on equipping young people with the requisite innovation and entrepreneurship skills early on in their lives, preferably before they leave school. This is what informs our co-curricular entrepreneurship education approaches across various Universities, as well as Technical and Vocational Institutions.
Working with both faculty and student societies, NASE has organised various events, such as the annual Leap Conference, which inspires and equips students to venture into the works of enterprise and entrepreneurship, with the best student ideas going to receive micro grants and business incubation support.