Our partner Kakaire Foundation visits Uganda Industrial Research Institute in Kampala

In line with SDG #17, for a couple months now, we have been consulting Uganda’s Kakaire Foundation on international partnership network development.

Referred to us by Mateusz Dobkowski, Head of Przedsiębiorczości Społecznej incubator in Olsztyn, Poland, Mukisa Izaac is a trained accountant who heads Kakaire Foundation that helps underpreviledged children with skills development and reduce the level of child labor and early marriages rate (especially among Uganda’s orphans);  and widows to get skilled to self-sustain their livelihoods.

Kakaire Foundation have been engaging Nkumba University and TEAM University in their work.

Kakaire in Kampala

This week Kakaire Foundation and a group of leaders from Busesa Youth Association from the Iganga District in the Eastern Region of Uganda visited Uganda Industrial Research Institute to get more knowledge and understanding on some new innovative entrepreneurship ideas that can provide a number of job opportunities to the youths and the people in community at large.

The UIRI is a parastatal company, under the auspices of Uganda’s Ministry of Tourism, Trade and Industry, whose primary objective is to carry out scientific and industrial research, develop competitive technical services, improve the capacity and competence of indigenous entrepreneurs to sustainably produce high quality marketable products.

In Kampala, Kakaire Foundation and Busesa Youth Association were introduced to recycling of paper, making of briquettes out of waste, a host of food processing and textile production technologies available for development in Uganda.

Every year, 10-12 million young Africans join the job market. with only 3 million new jobs created in Africa to entice them. We believe a lot of job opportunities can be created via university-to-industry partnerships and science commercialization schemes that result in African exports both within and outside Africa.