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National Payment Systems Act: Will new regulations deliver growth in Fintech sector?

National Payment Systems Act: Will new regulations deliver growth in

It’s been thirteen years since the Ugandan payments landscape was disrupted by the First mobile

Ending gender digital divide: What more can we do for girls?

Ending gender digital divide: What more can we do for

Digital technologies have advanced more rapidly than any innovation in our history; reaching around 50

Design hackathon empowers young innovators

Design hackathon empowers young innovators

Zephaniah Maxwell Anyuru is a 24-year-old Graphics designer who spent last week participating in a design hackathon organized by

Eric Osiakwan tips local startups on raising capital

Eric Osiakwan tips local startups on raising capital

They say experience is the best teacher and, in this case, the best advice for

International Literacy Day: How to bridge the digital divide and advance literacy

International Literacy Day: How to bridge the digital divide and

Long before digital platforms went from a luxurious accessory for learning to a necessity for

Innovation can enable equal participation in tourism sector

Innovation can enable equal participation in tourism sector

For decades, tourism businesses have been a preserve of foreign investors and Uganda’s wealthy upper

Stopping cybercrime will require more than individual vigilance.

Stopping cybercrime will require more than individual vigilance.

Almost a year ago, hackers targeted a third-party technology company and stole billions of shillings

Embrace Design Thinking to solve your innovation problems

Embrace Design Thinking to solve your innovation problems

“Design is at the centre of everything that we do whether we think about it

Tax compliance critical aspect for startup growth

Tax compliance critical aspect for startup growth

For two years, Sam Kajubi (not real name) has run a web design company that

Startup Act: Strides made and how it can be a game changer for entrepreneurship

Startup Act: Strides made and how it can be a

When Italy passed the world’s first-ever Startup Act in 2012, it sparked off a trend

Desperate calls to reopen schools: Innovation needs to speed up

Desperate calls to reopen schools: Innovation needs to speed up

Long before the second wave of the pandemic, questions about the future of education dominated

Future of Commerce: Why business must adapt E-Commerce

Future of Commerce: Why business must adapt E-Commerce

The impact of Covid-19 and its containment measures have shifted the landscape of how trade

Youth Innovation is key to transforming our food systems

Youth Innovation is key to transforming our food systems

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared August 12, as the International Youth Day

Health Innovation is key to eradicating the Covid-19 crisis

Health Innovation is key to eradicating the Covid-19 crisis

In his speech to the nation on July 30, 2021, President Yoweri Museveni partially reopened

Rise of Tech and Workforce need to meet halfway

Rise of Tech and Workforce need to meet halfway

Sheba Ayinzabyonna has always held the career of programming in high regard. She graduated with

Talking Innovation: What Alvin Mbugua told Senior Executives

Talking Innovation: What Alvin Mbugua told Senior Executives

Alvin Mbugua spent the earlier years of his career in West Africa and East Africa

UPSKILL: What 42 Days of Digital Marketing tells us about the Future of Work

UPSKILL: What 42 Days of Digital Marketing tells us about

The 42-day lockdown in Uganda is nearing its end. While the first lockdown was the

CleanTech: The urgent need for concerted efforts in its adoption

CleanTech: The urgent need for concerted efforts in its adoption

When it comes to climate change, Uganda has been doing one thing right and that

Rethinking youth skilling key to meeting Uganda’s needs

Rethinking youth skilling key to meeting Uganda’s needs

“A well-mentored, well-tutored and well-guided young people are not only an asset to their society

Startups need support to rise from this pandemic

Startups need support to rise from this pandemic

In May 2020, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) compiled its findings on the

Digital Innovation: A Missed Opportunity For Tourism’s Recovery

Digital Innovation: A Missed Opportunity For Tourism’s Recovery

Before COVID-19 virus arrived in Uganda, the Tourism sector was registering a steady rise in

Technology can enable farmers and agribusinesses to reap big

Technology can enable farmers and agribusinesses to reap big

A compelling projection was made by the World Bank on the future of Agribusiness in

Legal Tech Lab: Taking the lead on innovations for the Legal sector

Legal Tech Lab: Taking the lead on innovations for the

In the recent national budget read by newly appointed State Minister for Planning Amos Lugolobi,

Education: Why the sector is ripe for digital disruption

Education: Why the sector is ripe for digital disruption

On June 6, 2021, President Museveni delivered his much-anticipated speech in his second address to

Private sector calls for National Startup Policy

Private sector calls for National Startup Policy

Kampala, Uganda; May 27, 2021- Private sector players have asked the government to expedite the

Growth of tech-preneurship is on track but threatened by internet tax

Growth of tech-preneurship is on track but threatened by internet

The 12 per cent levy on internet bundles recently approved by Parliament under the Excise

STARTUP FINANCING: SOURCES AND WHY INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS MATTER

STARTUP FINANCING: SOURCES AND WHY INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS MATTER

There is no shortage of good solutions to the problems that plague Uganda, but there

Tech and Data: How The Innovation Village is revolutionizing the sector

Tech and Data: How The Innovation Village is revolutionizing the

Nestled within The Innovation Village is a major organ that profoundly supports its core work. 

The Innovation Village and JICA: Building a game-changing startup ecosystem

The Innovation Village and JICA: Building a game-changing startup ecosystem

In the process of building an entrepreneurial community flowing with an abundance of opportunities, there

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT LIES IN THESE YOUNG HANDS

THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORT LIES IN THESE YOUNG HANDS

Ask any Ugandan about their frustrations with the public transport system and you will get

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