The National Association of Student Enterprises (NASE), in partnership with Resilient Africa Network (RAN), part of Makerere University School of Public Health, plans to assemble 500 budding student and graduate entrepreneurs for the 2nd “Leap Conference“ – the premier annual conference for enterprising students and young budding entrepreneurs.
As the name suggests, the Leap Conference is designed to encourage students and graduates to literally take the “Leap” into the world of business and entrepreneurship. We have lined up an impressive list of panelists that is only matched by hands-on/practical content and an equally fired up and hungry group of 500 budding student and graduate entrepreneurs.
Date: 26th – 27th August 2016. Venue: Makerere University, Kampala – Main Hall.
Uganda is the most entrepreneurial country in the world, yet it also has one of the world’s highest rates of youth unemployment. At 78%, Uganda also has the world’s largest percentage of young people under 30, most of whom are in Education. While education has traditionally been a passport out of poverty, Uganda’s economy is not creating enough jobs to employ these young people.
Besides, Career Guidance in most schools is patchy and too dependent on individual teachers having the right knowledge and expertise – with employers often finding out that school leavers do not have the necessary skills or training to do the work for which they are employed, which then impacts on individual business’ performance and the economy in general.
Being enterprising is not just about starting a business, it is about a can-do and positive attitude. Founded by Dennis Aguma of Kingston Business School, London (profile enclosed), The National Association of Student Enterprises (NASE) is on a mission to build a national movement of enterprising students by launching, nurturing and supporting Enterprise Societies in ALL Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities across the country.
Through regular events and activities, NASE will equip young people with the skills and confidence to develop their ideas and vocational interests into formidable businesses that will help combat youth unemployment. We hope you’ll be able to attend.
The Leap Conference will take place tomorrow the 26th up to 27th August 2016 in the Makerere University Main Hall.