During April 2011-April 2016, Dr. Clarke served as the Mayor of Makindye Division, one of the five administrative units of Kampala. He is the Founding Chairman of Uganda Healthcare Federation, Director at East Africa Healthcare Federation, & Director at Africa Healthcare Federation. He is also a Board member at the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU). Dr. Clarke writes a weekly column in the New Vision, the National Newspaper of Uganda, and has authored 3 books.
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Teaching Areas: Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Project management
Research Interests: International Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Behaviors, Project value analysis, Intellectual Properties in Entrepreneurship, Education in Entrepreneurship, Business Incubation.
Consultancies: Business development Services, Business Incubation development, Business Plans and feasibility studies, Business restructuring, Project Monitoring and evaluation, Management development, Leadership and Governance, Business strategy. Educational review and development.
Her team has designed award winning medical devices that include a Diagnostic tool for Pneumonia and an Automated Infusion set. In 2016 the division secured a 1st place Innovation Award from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, California, USA and in 2017 the 2nd place Innovation Prize for Africa for the design of the Automated infusion set. In addition to medical device development, UIRI has partnered with University of Pisa, Italy and five other partners on the UBORA project to design a Euro-African Open Biomedical Engineering e-Platform for the co-creation of open source medical devices. The UBORA project is funded by a European Union Horizon 2020 grant.
She is a member of the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES).
He specialises in Strategic Risk Taking and has recently published through Bloomsbury, London, a business book entitled: “Risky Strategy: Understanding Risk to Improve Strategic Decisions” based on Ashridge research on how leaders work with risk. He is currently working with Hult colleagues to extend this research to family businesses in different national cultures.
His move to Uganda, research and publishing activities have been recognised by Hult in a recent article: http://hnews.hult.edu/inspiring-professors-jamie-macalister-uganda/
He is also an experienced executive coach, facilitator, strategist, and commercial manager, having previously been Commercial Director at Ashridge Executive Education. As a management consultant for 20 years, he has frequently worked with business leaders and senior teams to facilitate strategic decision making.
He has founded and run three small businesses, all still operating, and has previous professional experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Procter & Gamble.
Jamie has an MA Engineering from Cambridge University and MBA (Honours) from Wharton Business School. He is also an Ashridge-accredited and experienced executive coach, and is also accredited for various psychometric tools: Hogan, MBTI, Korn Ferry Profilor and AIMS 360
He possesses 17 years of working experience in both the private and public sectors. Michael worked with Makerere University for 12 years in varied capacities as a researcher, trainer and head of Corporate Relations. He also worked with coffee exporting firm managing supply side operations in western Uganda. He has extensive consulting experience with government, private, regional and international institutions.
Michael is an Adjunct Lecturer with the ESAMI Business School. He is Chair of the Board of Advisors AIESEC Uganda, & Board Member Uganda Youth Forum. Michael was a member of the ICT Technical Working Group of the Presidential Investor Round Table. He is a member of several technology innovation review panels both locally and internationally. He is a Rotarian and is passionate about mentoring the next generation of technology business leaders.
Dennis is an alumnus of Makerere University Business School, Kampala and also has a BSc. Business Management (1st Class) from Kingston University, London, and an MBA from Surrey Business School (Distinction).
He worked briefly with the Auditor General’s Office in Uganda before moving to London where he accumulated over 9 years’ extensive experience in the Administration and Management of Pension Scheme Projects with major FTSE 100 companies in London including Capita, Mercer and Friends Life before joining Kingston University where he was the Business Incubation Manager of ‘Kingston Nest’ – the Enterprise Hub of Kingston University, London.
He is heavily embedded in London’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, particularly in higher education institutions. As well as entrepreneurship facilitation, Dennis is a passionate about Innovation & Business Strategy.
The central ideas of UniTED are to accelerate the development of social ventures, create peer-to-peer international partnerships, and develop vital skills of future global leaders.
Key successes of UniTED include: building a network of hundreds of social ventures and thousands of students around Uganda; organising 22 Ugandan students on exchanges to the University of Oxford; and incubating award-winning social start-ups.
You can apply for UniTED’s incubation of your ideas and social ventures at www.unitedpartnerships.org.
Evelyn is founder of !nnovate Uganda, a technology start-up focusing at developing technology innovations for sustainable development with a bias on the agricultural sector. Their flagship product the M-Voucher system was a 2016 World Summit Award (WSA) Winner in the category of fighting poverty, hunger and disease. The M-Voucher system also won the Uganda Communications Commission’s ACIA award (2017) in the ICT for Development category. Recently, M-voucher was a winner in the agricultural category at the inaugural Women in Africa summit held in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Evelyn is an Anita Borg ABIE Change Agent Award winner – 2012; recognized for her role in empowering women and girls in technology. She also sits on the Change Agent ABIE Award selection committee as the current chair of the committee.
Evelyn is passionate about the power of the Internet to change lives, technology for development, innovation as well as women in technology.
With 12 years’ experience in web & mobile development, ICT Business development, Systems Analysis & design, as well as 7 years’ experience in digital media, John’s knowledge and insight into this market grows deeper each day.
John has previously worked with Imaginet (R) Ltd, Datacare (U) Ltd, Kin Group/NBSTV & MetropolitanRepublic during which he has handled brands like NSSF, New Times Rwanda, RwandAir, UNBS, USAid, Trademark East Africa, SMS Media, MTN Uganda, Vivo Energy Uganda, Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Eskom (U) Ltd & Stanbic Bank Uganda.
John is passionate about Digital Strategy, Innovation & Analysis and enjoys Swimming & playing monopoly.
He has passion in supporting developing countries to design, pilot and scale high impact innovations that address the most pressing challenges. Nathan has over 8 years’ experience in quality evaluation, research and innovation management that involve multi-country implementation. Nathan has experience in supporting startups to scale with the recent management of a portfolio of over 100 innovations at Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab out of which 14 have successfully been initiated as startups. Nathan Worked at Reproductive Health Uganda for 3 years Managing 4 SRHR related projects. While at RHU, Nathan was at the centre of coordinating political, cultural, religious, social and donor support for integrated SRHR family planning interventions, strengthening institutional and technical capacities of health systems and increasing healthy lifestyle choices related to sexual and reproductive health for young people and vulnerable groups. He worked with UNFPA and RHU in partnership with government health workers to strengthen the approach of improving access to sexual and reproductive health services, especially to the marginalized and hard-to-reach.
Nathan’s research interests are in the area of Resilience Innovations, Human centered design, cost effective analysis resilience Innovations, Resilience and Innovation Methodologies. He is currently managing 40 innovation projects that are incubated at the Eastern Africa Resilience Innovation Lab (EARILab) based at Makerere University School of Public Health. The EARILab brings together 5 Universities from 4 countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and DRC) and the RILab is part of the Resilient Africa Network, a network that brings together 20 African Universities from 16 African countries with an aim of strengthening resilience of African communities through University led Innovations. The Network is funded by USAID
Godfrey sees huge growth potential in Uganda’s logistics industry and is investing in people and technology to make Cargoplus the best at what we do.
B.A (Sociology & Political Science – MaK)
PGD (Journalism – University of Leicester, London)
Msc. Marketing ( Salford & Robert Kennedy College, Zurich – Geneva)
African School of Innovations, Science & Technology Ltd (ASIST) / e2 Young Engineers Uganda
Uganda Premier League- Uganda’s elite football league
Fellow: Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Programme (African Leadership Institute- Oxford & Stellenbosch).
Crans Montana Forum (Geneva)
Alternative Education, Journalism, Leadership, Globalization, Regional Integration, Young Entrepreneurship, Social Media Marketing, Pan Africanism & Charity.