About UsEmpowering the young generation, one by one. No one should be left behind


Makerere Innovation Society is a youth-led network of innovators in primary, secondary, tertiary institutions and marginalised communities in East Africa with the aim of growing and supporting more innovators & entrepreneurs.


Building a life, not just a resume

Youth unemployment in East Africa is on a rampant increase, the question is what can we do about it, who can do anything about the problem? There is need for us as the youth to cultivate our own fruits to supplement on the few that are available for us.

Governments are trying so hard to create more employment opportunities through promoting more foreign investments & industrialization in the country, but how can we be part of the movement? The youth have a much better capacity to play a big role in reducing the problem of unemployment just that most of them are not aware of their capacities, what they can do about it and how to do it in time.

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Relevance of our Action

Relevance to the economic development of East Africa. Education is the foundation of the East African economy. What (and how) we learn in schools, colleges, vocational institutions and universities determines who we become as individuals and our success throughout our lives. It informs how we solve problems, how we work with others, and how we look at the world around us.

In today’s innovation economy, education becomes even more important for developing the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.

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To create the future of millions of children and youth in East Africa through training, inspiring, and empowering them with innovation, leadership, entrepreneurship, STEM and digital skills required to thrive in the 21st century workforce.



A better tomorrow begins by empowering the young generation to build the world they would wish for their grandchildren. We believe passionately in the power of innovation and entrepreneurship to creating the future of children and youth as job creators.



Makerere Innovation Society was established on the 15th day of November 2018 at Makerere University College of Engineering Design Art & Technology (CEDAT). When we officially started, our aim was to promote innovation, leadership & entrepreneurship among children & youth.


Creating the future of children & youth