Enhancing the Digital Economy through Digital Skilling

Uganda’s ICT Sector continues to play a crucial role in driving the country’s socio-economic growth. Like many other countries, Uganda has experienced a significant digital evolution propelled by advancements in digital infrastructure, increased technology access, growing investments in technology innovation, and a rising entrepreneurial spirit.   This transformation has led to the creation of a vibrant […]

What is the Future of Ugandan Startups in the Digital age? 

In a world where technology is rapidly advancing, business operations are changing on a daily basis. Startups are at the forefront of this change, and their future is closely tied to the future of technology especially with the rise of automation, artificial intelligence, and the gig economy.  Closer to home, Uganda is one of East […]

The digital economy could be derailed unless we invest in science, innovation and inclusivity. 

To mark the World Science Day for Peace and Development on November 10th the Science Technology and Innovation (STI) secretariate has officially kicked-off the National Science Week celebration to highlight Uganda’s strides in fostering a science-driven economy.  As the week’s events unfold, it is essential that a prominent discussion, followed by concrete action, takes the […]

The Digital Economy and exploring opportunities for youths

The digital economy is slowly revolutionizing our lives and work environments. There’s an underground movement slowly growing which embraces the future of work and that is the job skills that are currently needed in the labour market.   According to a study done by the World Bank in 2021, close to 230 million jobs by […]

Digital Economy key to pandemic recovery but interventions needed

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the adoption and use of digital technologies and highlighted the prominence and importance of the sector as an enabler of a speedy economic recovery and source of work.   Today, digitalization is not just part of the economy – it is the economy itself with limitless opportunities for innovators who are […]

A lot lost from not harnessing digital economy potential- EPRC Researcher

Digital technologies have transformed society at an unprecedented scale over the last two decades. They have changed the ways we live, work, learn, commute, and interact. Today, digital technology has the potential to usher in widespread socioeconomic change. Consequently, it has become crucial for nations to understand and cater to the needs that enable the […]

Digital Economy is crucial to socio-economic transformation

In 2020, The Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Xiaozhun Yi, wrote that a digital economy also known as economic activity that results from daily online connections among people, businesses, devices, data and processes, is the cornerstone of sustainable development.   In an article published by The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Yi stated […]


Becoming an entrepreneur is a goal for many. The lifestyle, flexibility of working hours and the ability to set yourself up financially and potentially for life, is a call that thousands each year find difficult to ignore. Taking the leap and setting out on their own business ventures is their biggest dream. What puts a […]