Suporting Innovation

Recent evidence from Harvard Business Review shows that at least 60% of people are likely to be good at innovating regardless of what they do but nearly 90% of these do not innovate because they lack the courage to do so or the environment in which they work just inhibits them. The few that are able to innovate do so amidst great challenges.

UNICEF Finland has engaged Management Innovations to implement the private sector part of the UNICEF-Academia-Private Sector WASH Innovations Partnership Project. The focus is to engage selected SMEs through training, mentoring and linkage development for them to develop and commercialize new products for everyday water, sanitation and hygiene problems in primary schools in Uganda. The Finish Company, Biolan, transfer its business knowledge and technology to the selected Ugandan SMEs.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has seconded Mr. Eriab Kiiza to Ministry of Public Service (MoPS) to design and install an intrapreneurship training program in Civil Service College Uganda (CSCU) with the overall objective of promoting business culture in public service delivery. The scope of technical assistance will cover resource mobilization, training product customization, training materials development, training delivery and evaluation, and training of trainers over a period of two years. Partnership will begin as soon as agreements are signed between Government of Uganda and Management Innovations.