Our Partners

Kingston Business School

Kingston University, London is leading the way with its entrepreneurial expertise, producing the most graduate start-up companies than any higher education institution in the United Kingdom, for five years running. Kingston also holds the second highest spot in the United Kingdom for the total number of start-ups it has launched over the years, with the figure now sitting at over 600. Kingston is also rated second for graduate start-up turnover, with firms notching up a combined total of over £30 million.

NASE was born at Kingston University. Indeed, Kingston University were the main sponsors of the first ever Leap Conference, for which we are very grateful. It’s no wonder that our keynote speaker at this year’s Leap Conference is a Kingston Alumnus. Kingston’s involvement presents a great opportunity for Ugandan Universities and Students to exchange ideas and share best practices on how to raise the enterprise skills gap.

Resilient Africa Network

The ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) funded by USAID is a partnership of 20 universities in 16 African countries. The main agenda of RAN is to strengthen resilience of communities vulnerable to shocks and stresses in sub-Saharan Africa through university led-local African innovative solutions. RAN has a specific focus to identify, develop and scale solutions that build and strengthen the resilience of communities to natural and man-made stresses and shocks, and this requires a deep engagement with both the vulnerable communities and innovators so as to understand and prioritize community development challenges and ascertain the innovators contribution to strengthening resilience in these communities.

The Network is led by Makerere University www.mak.ac.ug  and is one of the eight global development labs under the Higher Education solutions Network (HESN) – www.usaid.gov/hesn. The RAN core partners are; Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA), Stanford University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); (http://www.ranlab.org).

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