Here are opportunities from the Open Innovation Challenge Fund, Makerere University and more

Open Innovation Challenge Fund

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Uganda in collaboration with the Stanbic Business Incubator Limited (SBIL), and Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBUL) hereby invites you to submit a proposal to an Open Innovation Challenge Fund Call for the Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facility.

The Open Innovation Challenge Fund Call is intended to provide competitive matching grant towards as well as mentoring, capacity building and entrepreneurship development training to youth owned MSMEs legally recognized under the Laws of Uganda.

The MSMEs should be operating in any of the targeted sectors which include agriculture, development minerals, tourism, manufacturing, renewable energy, IT and creative industry, with a product or service on the market.

The Call targets MSMEs looking to pilot and or scale their inclusive business models and solutions (inclusive business models and solutions are enterprises that include low-income people as customers, as owners, employees, producers and entrepreneurs at various points within the value chain).

What successful applicants will gain from the Open Innovation Challenge Fund

  • Successful Applicants can receive from USD 10,000 (UGX 35.million) up to a maximum of USD 40,000 (UGX 142.8million) in cash and/or in-kind support (goods and services) through this Innovation Challenge Fund.
  • Successful Applicants might also receive 12 months of tailored business development services and enterprise development training from the Stanbic Business Incubator and mentorship from UNDP Accelerator lab to foster the nexus between business development services and development solutions.

MSMEs interested in accessing the support from the Innovation Challenge Fund and Growth Accelerator component of the Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facility should submit proposals and other related documents to [email protected] and copy to [email protected] no later than 23:59 hours (East African Standard Time), Friday 18 June, 2021.

For additional information on the Call, please go to this link: [email protected]

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OMD Worldwide

A digital Marketing Manager is needed at OMD Worldwide with some of these requirements.

  • Strategic thinker with a topline understanding of all digital disciplines across media, creative content, platform best practices etc.
  • They need to have a good industry connection and know who or where to access data, tech developments, influencer management networks etc.
  • They must be progressive learners, at least have one certification either, Google AdWords, Facebook Blueprint, Twitter Flight School, etc any one of them is fine and they must demonstrate an interest in developing their skills to learn, keep learning and teaching.

Go to this link to apply:

ISACA Kampala Chapter event

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Here is the opportunity from ISACA Kampala Chapter as it invites Makerere students interested in building skills in IT security to their virtual event that will take place on 5th May 2021. It will start at 11:00 am and end at 12:30pm.

This insightful virtual session will be about raising awareness of Makerere University students on how to pursue careers in IT Audit, Risk Management, and IT security offered by ISACA. Register for the event through this link:

ISACA Kampala Chapter is one of the of ISACA (formerly the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) chapters, an international body that has been in existence since 1969. ISACA Kampala Chapter, the first in the Uganda, Kampala, was established on the 16th May 2008 and officially launched in July, 2010.

ISACA is the voice of the Information Systems Audit, IT Governance, and Risk Management and Cyber Security professions. For over 50 years, ISACA has helped enterprises develop strong IT workforce by inspiring and equipping individuals to be more capable, valuable and successful in the fast-changing world of Information Technology and Business. 

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