ABOUT NASE

The  National Association of Student Enterprises (NASE) is a social enterprise that focuses on facilitating entrepreneurship and enterprise skills in Vocational Colleges & Higher Education Institutions in Uganda. We were launched in December 2015 with support from Kingston University, London.  Over the years, we have been in the process of building an ecosystem of cohesive skills and enterprise that supports and increases the capacity of students amongst all of Uganda’s Vocational Colleges and Higher Education Institutions to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial business development activities before they join the world of work.

NASE believes that Uganda’s unemployment challenge can best be stemmed by an “upstream strategy” that includes intensive practical skills and enterprise related activities in higher education institutions before the youth join the world of work. NASE’s programmes include among others; workshops, guest lectures, simulations and business competitions designed to produce “market-ready” graduates with raised cognitive skills and an astute can-do mind set.

About the YOUTH IDEAthon

The YOUTH IDEAthon is a project funded by United Nations Development Population (UNDP) run by NASE in partnership with over 5 strong outstanding brands in the entrepreneurship world. In fighting poverty. This project presents an “entry-level” opportunity that helps to unearth and nurture creative early-stage and start-up ideas that can eventually feed into the Y4BF pipeline and could become the next generation of transformative innovative and inclusive MSMEs.

In the long run, the YOUTH IDEAthon aims to attract socially committed Ugandan youth with entrepreneurial aspirations such as innovators and problem-solvers in a hybrid interaction and collaborative process to develop and refine their ideas for products, services and solutions that ease the burden during and post the COVID 19 Pandemic. It is a space open to all passionate youth in their different sectors of interest. With benefits of mentorship, incubation support and seed investment to be won, the event is organized to Inspire, Skill, Build and Accelerate ideas from youth in Uganda.

So… WHAT’S YOUR IDEA

Inspire

Skills

Funding

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CHAMPIONING STUDENT-LED COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVES

NASE’s programmes include among others; workshops, guest lectures, simulations and business competitions designed to produce “market-ready” graduates with raised cognitive skills and an astute can-do mind set.

OUR VISION

To be Africa’s central hub for innovative entrepreneurship and disruptive approaches necessary for solving the region’s most pressing socio-economic, development and humanitarian challenges.

 

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OUR MISSION

We strive to support Africa’s youth to develop robust, impactful and sustainable businesses to create jobs, leverage on new technologies and strengthen national and global economies.

 

Photo Credit Heather Horner, www.okbu.edu

MEET THE TEAM

BOARD

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Dennis Aguma

Founder and Executive Director
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Deborah Kakande

Board Member and Advisor (Skills Development)
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Andrew Muhwezi

BOARD MEMBER, AND ADVISOR (FUNDING AND GRANTS)

ADVISORY BOARD

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Dickson Mushabe

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Philippa Ngaju Makobore

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Evelyn Namara

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Arinaitwe Rugyendo

ABAHO

Prof. Ernest Abaho

Entrepreneurship Education
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Dwain Reid

Advisor University Entrepreneurship Engagement

MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Dennis Aguma

Founder and Executive Director
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Jimmy Byaruhanga

PROJECTS AND BUSINESS INCUBATION MANAGER
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Manana Birabi

Associate Creatives

ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT INTERNS

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Nakiria Brenda

Projects & Accounts
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Bwire Humphrey

IT & Website
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Ivy Nteyera

Communications & Media