Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs Ink Victoria University Partnership After Launch

Rajiv Ruparelia and Edwin Musiime Rajiv Ruparelia and Edwin Musiime

The Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (CYE) is set to closely work with Victoria University Kampala, including working on this year's young entrepreneurship summit which took place at Serena Hotel Kampala, Tuesday.

In a joint statement, CYE President Edwin Musiime and the Director of Victoria University Rajiv Ruparelia revealed that the two entities will soon launch a Leadership and Management short course at Victoria University.

The short leadership course is aimed to further nurture a stronger spirit of competitiveness and effectiveness in the market place and corporate world.

Victoria University is an institutions of learning promoting dynamism, innovative learning and raising students with cutting edge knowledge fit for the 21st century challenges while The Uganda Chamber Entrepreneurs is an initiative with a nation-wide reach among young to inspire a sustainable Entrepreneurship culture.

The first milestone was realized at this year's young entrepreneurship summit opening on Tuesday the 3rd April at the Kampala Serena Hotel hosting up to 1000 young business owners. The summit that closes on the Wednesday the 4th is running under the theme: Inspiring a Sustainable Entrepreneurship Culture.

"I have always believed in the power of an idea and the unlimited potential a vision carries and I believe that the time for Uganda to have its young people rise to economic power is now," says Mr. Edwin Musiime the Executive Director of Chamber of young entrepreneurs Uganda.

The chamber is set to set new standards in Increase of business start ups, Train and Skills develop the startups, engage on increasing job creation. CYE has an ambitious Vision 2020 of Empowering 10,000 young Entrepreneurs, Create 1,000,000 jobs and contribute 20 million Dollars to the National GDP.

"We are vested with the transformation of the entrepreneurial landscape in Uganda and as such, we are constantly rolling out programmes and initiatives that will help shape Uganda's youths for a stronger social and economic future," CYE President Edwin Musiime says.

Global reports indicate that the Youth in Uganda are the youngest population in the world, with 77% of its population being under 30 years of age. There are 7,310,386 youth from the ages of 15–24 years of age living in Uganda.

We are focused on promoting the positive role of entrepreneurship in driving Uganda's social and economic development. In doing so, we hope to accelerate the spread of economic prosperity and social progress throughout Uganda, strengthening the country's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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