The annual startup and ever changing technologies support event ‘Kampala Innovation Week’ has Thursday 26 been officially launched in Kampala.
Now running for the 4th year in a row,the Kampala Innovation Week has withstood the wether and held it’s 4th edition in a bid to work on the overall guidance,coordination for scientific research, development of National ecosystem to reduce import dependency among others.
The event gives young people an open platform to showcase their art,skills and Innovations in form of the small and medium startups in various fields of life, ecosystem, science and technology.
While officiating the launch of the event Ms Irene Kaggwa,Managing Director Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) cited that the youth have the potential to change the country with diverse innovations.
“The youth are a potential of different innovations in Uganda and there’s need for government to inculcate in young people, a culture of learning and research.”
Kaggwa however noted that government has already and is still considering equipping the youth with skills through conducting several trainings and seminars to up different innovations in Uganda.
The 3-day event is running under the theme, “Recovery and Resilience : Innovation and Entrepreneurship as a tool for the youth.”
The 3-day event will have action packed line up of activities including showcase of different startups,art and crafts among others.
The organizers revealed that there will also be performances from Uganda’s top entertainers on Saturday 28,2020 during the awarding ceremony.