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 public discourse in Uganda. Shamim Nirere of Izere Education not only had the question lingering on her mind, she found some answers too.  “The future of education will not be about the right answers. We already have google for that. […]

Youth Innovation is key to transforming our food systems

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared August 12, as the International Youth Day to celebrate the involvement and contributions of the young people to the national development agenda, while drawing attention to the day-to-day challenges they face in pursuing their dreams and aspirations to live a decent life free from poverty, unemployment, inequality […]

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 most parts of the economy after 42-days of the lockdown.  This was after the percentage of people testing positive for COVID-19 drastically dropped from 21 per cent to 10 per cent, largely attributed to limited human interaction and movement. During […]


In Uganda, a fairly active Edtech space is emerging with innovators coming up with various gadgets, content, games, and learning materials over the past decade to aid young learners in becoming innovative and creative thinkers by coming up with solution-based learning exercises