Techfugees Uganda 🇺🇬

🇺🇬 Techfugees UGANDA 🇺🇬

Techfugees Uganda started in March 2021. According the UNHCR, Uganda hosts about 1.4 million refugees, which makes it the first African host country for refugees, with 60% being children. Forced displacement continues to grow with arrivals mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South Sudan and Burundi.

The goal of Techfugees Uganda is to connect refugees to the wider socio-economic system and restore their dignity so that they become agents of their own lives as well as their host communities 📶 🤳🏽

Want to know more? Get in touch today by emailing uganda@techfugees.com!

CONNECTIVITY

As a first focus area, we aim at improving access to available, affordable and usable internet connectivity by refugee youths

 

EDUCATION

Our second focus area is education. We are working to equip refugee youths with ICT skills needed to find a job (remote or onsite), set up a business or engage in productive work.

 

Our TEAM

We are a 100% volunteers. If you want to join our ranks – consider applying

Benjamin ABUNASI, co-lead

An innovative and social entrepreneur, enthusiast Change maker with extensive personal and professional development strategies and job creation experience Outgoing track of driving increased support to both young refugees and local youth. My specialties are in design thinking, project development and management, team-working, mentoring, life coaching, training of trainers, and partnership development. Passionate about empowering young refugees and marginalized youth with difficult backgrounds to transform their challenges into solutions

Tony OKWERA, co-lead

A Junior Consultant, of a background in Social Sciences, with over 9 years of cross-cutting experience in different consultancy and other employment fields, where I have conducted research, documentation, interpretation of work plans and log frames, reports, data entry and data analysis, training and facilitation, monitoring and evaluation for different organisations, and managed business. The above fields have been a training ground for me at the same time, hence enriched me with a good level of competence in re-search, analysis, report writing, accounting, training facilitation, M&E, information technology etc

Yusuf MUTAMBA, co-lead

Yusuf is an Entrepreneurship and Innovation specialist withextensive experience in Business Development with keyfocus on supporting Small and Growing Businesses inestablishing and accelerating their growth and success. Heis currently working as a Growth Catalyzer with StarthubAfrica, as well as a Project Coordinator for the EU: AfricaPost Crisis Journey with Garage48. He also has wideknowledge and experience in strategy formulation andprogram development in areas relevant to investmentclimate, industry trends, and digitalization in Africa.Yusuf holds a Master’s degree in Economics andManagement law (specializing in Innovation Management,Intellectual Property, Strategy& Markets) from the Universityof Strasbourg, France, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Uganda ChristianUniversity, and a Diploma in Project Management from the International BusinessManagement Institute, Berlin, Germany

Our ECOSYSTEM partners

We engage with a variety of organisations to contribute & bring meaningful tech solutions for and with refugees. Click on the logos below and discover how we worked with them in the past.
Email us directly at uganda@techfugees.com