ABOUT NASE AFRICA

NASE Africa, formerly the National Association of Student Enterprises (NASE), is a social enterprise that focuses on facilitating entrepreneurship and enterprise skills among the youth in Uganda. Launched in December 2015, with support from Kingston University, London, we have built an ecosystem of cohesive skills and enterprise that supports and increases the capacity of youth to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial business development activities.

NASE Africa believes that Uganda’s unemployment challenge can best be stemmed by an “upstream strategy” that includes intensive practical skills and enterprise related activities among the youth.

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

Incubate

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

Leveraging the Power of Entrepreneurship to achieve Sustainable Socio-economic Transformation

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 & OFFICERS

Deborah Kakande

Deborah Kakande

DIRECTOR
Peter Ngategize

Dr. Peter Ngategize

BOARD MEMBER & ADVISOR
Arnold Ananura

Arnold Ananura

DIRECTOR (FINANCE)
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Philippa Ngaju Makobore

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
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Evelyn Namara

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
dennis-aguma

Dennis Aguma

Founder and Executive Director
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Dwain Reid

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Zainab

Zainab Nanyonga

IT & CONTENT MANAGEMENT
Apio Patience

Patience Apio

PROCUREMENT, ACCOUNTS & GRANTS MANAGEMENT
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Miracle Arikiza

MEDIA & OPERATIONS
dennis-aguma

Dennis Aguma

Founder and Executive Director