There we were again, what seemed as the kickstart of the new year to many, it was yet again the dawn of another year of seemingly unending unemployment and depression. It was five years straight with no form of employment nor a response to my thirty-plus job applications. At this point, It had long sunk
The Hult Prize is a startup accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in investment capital
On Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, The Centre for Development Alternatives (CDA) together with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung unveiled Reality Check; A report that challenges the dominant narrative on Uganda’s employment challenge and re-frames the debate. The quest for decent employment presents a major development concern today. It would be unimaginable for a country to achieve inclusive growth and sustained peace without providing decent
You ask Arts students what they can solve and they tell you, ‘for us we only think.’ Think about what?” – The President of the Banana Republic asked. He went ahead to advise Universities to teach courses that impart life skills and science in line with the country’s increasing need for professionals in the oil
Unless you have clear set goals and know exactly what you want to do with your life, leaving university can be a tough time. For the first time in years, you’re thrown out of the school structure and into the big bad world; it’s exciting, but it’s worrying. You have Graduated. I have only just
Uganda ranks second as the country with the youngest population in the world as 48.5% of the country’s population is below the age of 15 years. While most of those teenagers are still school going, the education system and pedagogies used in most government schools and institutions are outdated. After completing school these youth have
Youth unemployment in Uganda and the deadly relationship with illegal migration, human trafficking and modern slavery.
Uganda has been plagued by high numbers of cases of human trafficking of young people to the middle east. Due to a lack of stringent laws and minimum government intervention, it continues to be a large problem. Alex Taremwa explores the high youth unemployment rate in Uganda and how it feeds this dangerous form of