University of Rwanda Nyagatare, Makerere University Uganda, Muhimbili University of Health Sciences Tanzania

Solve the Equation East Africa (SEE)

The SEE program is established in three universities in East Africa: University of Rwanda Nyagatare (UR), Makerere University, and the Muhimbili University of Health Sciences (MUHAS). Each university is uniquely positioned to provide much-needed entrepreneurship training to students.

SEE offers a two-pronged approach to transformative entrepreneurship training: workshops on building sustainable enterprises are supplemented by a practical experience in managing a business. At the University of Rwanda, SEE has teamed up with Digital Opportunities Trust – Rwanda (DOT-Rwanda) to provide entrepreneurship training. DOT is a social enterprise headquartered in Canada, working to transform young people into leaders of change as they facilitate technology, business, and entrepreneurial learning experiences to people in their own communities. Makerere University is working with The Consortium for enhancing University Responsiveness to Agribusiness Development Limited (CURAD), a private-public partnership, to support farm enterprise, in addition to entrepreneurship training. MUHAS focuses on health entrepreneurship. Each university also hosts an ice cream making and selling business that is used to explain how businesses function.

Due to curriculum development activities at the SEE universities over the past two years, the School of Agricultural Sciences at Makerere University (Uganda), the College of Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine at the University of Rwanda, and Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania) have all designed and adopted entrepreneurial coursework for their students; their respective faculty curriculum councils approved or are in the process of approving all curricula.  Students in these colleges now have the opportunity to improve their entrepreneurial abilities while earning undergraduate degrees in Agricultural Science, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine and Public Health.