Why Africa should invest in digital technologies

Africa represents about seven percent of the world's internet users, and 37 percent of those are in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region. With those statistics, the continent is yet to reach a desirable level of digital connectivity. That said, benefits being enjoyed currently inspite of the limited access to mobile… Continue reading Why Africa should invest in digital technologies

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PSFU to boost internship programs in Uganda

Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), on behalf of Ministry of Finance is implementing a skills development facility (SDF) project to boost internship programs in vocational training institutions. The project will provide grants to companies that are active in agribusiness, construction, and manufacturing such that they are able to take on more students for internship programs.… Continue reading PSFU to boost internship programs in Uganda

uganda: let’s delete the word ‘potential’ from our national dictionary

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ON Wednesday morning I jumped out of bed as a rainstorm raged on outside trying to make it difficult for the lazy-minded to leave their beds.
I could have done with a few extra minutes of sleep that morning but the night before I had said something on a radio talk show about how unjustified it was for most of us to sleep at all, given the amount of work we needed to do to develop Uganda.
The thought that someone could call me out for spending longer in bed than I had publicly said was necessary drove me to my desk, so I was watching the storm through the window over the top of my computer as I made my day’s plan, thinking how happy the farming community must be about this weather change.
Only three people these past two weeks have spoken to me about the rains having…

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Who is a social entrepreneur?

One of the newest figures to emerge on the world stage in recent years is the social entrepreneur. This is usually someone who burns with desire to make a positive impact on the world, but believes that the best way of doing it is, as the saying goes, not by giving poor people fish and… Continue reading Who is a social entrepreneur?

How does demand and supply affect your employment?

Every market is driven by different factors, some play very big roles in the subsequent transactions, while others aren't as significant. In today's article, I point out how the factors of demand and supply complement each other in this, the job market. Like in any other market, the employment industry is affected by factors of… Continue reading How does demand and supply affect your employment?

Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

Over the years, technical and vocational institutes have carried a negative stigma in our society. This is because most people are so caught up in the formal school setting. Vocational institutes are looked at as a dead-end option for underachieving students. So, it's hardly an alternative for the average Ugandan household. However, given the recent… Continue reading Technical Institutions: An alternative to create employers.

Assumptions of an Ever Changing World – The Secrets of Decision Making

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We are no stranger when it comes to decision making, by now one would think that we would have no problem at all in its participation…. Pfft, yea right! The thought of change alone, sends the shiver of uncertainty throughout our entire body. We are dealing with the unknown, and it’s only natural we feel this way.

Decisions can really take their toll, shattering our perception into thousands of pieces. Dragging us from left to right, only to leave one questioning the internal truths that were once believed. It is nothing more than an emotional rollercoaster.

One minute we are as confident as can be, the next we’re so confused we pinch ourselves in hope we will wake up from the nightmare we have indulged ourselves within.

But why do we put ourselves through such torture, such an insanity that takes us to the breaking point, each and every…

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Do you have the skills to keep your job?

In today's dynamic job market, the need to have a unique skill(s) cannot be emphasized enough. New work models are cropping up like freelancing, where employees don't have to necessarily sit at a desk to work for an organisation. Within many companies, teams are learning to be more agile, to work with distributed and remote… Continue reading Do you have the skills to keep your job?

Impact of Artificial Intelligence being felt globally.

NEW DELHI: Over 60 per cent of marketers in India believe new-age technologies are going to impact their workplace practices and consider it the next big disruptor in the industry, a new report said on Thursday. According to a global report by software major Adobe that involved more than 5,000 creative and marketing professionals across… via… Continue reading Impact of Artificial Intelligence being felt globally.

The state of Economics today.

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I am always fascinated by the prospect of discovering a new definition of economics and its role in shaping the dynamics of our society. Some of you are probably still caught up in a maze of figuring out what this phenomenon called “Economics” actually is.

A number of people perceive it differently and so have varying views on this subject. Some say economics is a way of life, others say its a science that enables society to utilise scarce resources by making decisions based on individual preferences.

When asked, a colleague of mine just narrowed it down to being some complex subject having lots of incomprehensible jargon, that is apparently only meant for the “elite economist!” Well, I beg to defer. I believe that economics is meant for everybody. From the lady vending maize along the streets to the tycoon owning a number of shopping malls in town…

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