Open for Innovation: The Growth of Social Entrepreneurialism in Uganda

Photo: Rachel Strohm (CC) This past summer, I had the good fortune to attend the LeoAfrica Economic Forum, a one-day conference dedicated to chronicling disruptive growth and development innovations in Africa. The event featured panelists and organizations from all segments of the innovation space in Africa and played host to a series of talks about unlocking the true potential of disruptive technologies. In the morning, the opening plenary kicked off the day with a bold vision of harnessing entrepreneurial spirit in the country, creating innovation hubs around across Uganda, and scaling locally produced apps. The energy was contagious and...

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