Unlocking Uganda's Innovative Potential: Insights from National Science Week 2023

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Written by Henry Senkungu on Nov. 15, 2023

 

National Science Week 2023 (NSW23), themed #TUSIMBUDDE and organized by the Science Technology and Innovation Secretariat (STI), unfolded from November 6th to 11th, 2023, marking a pivotal moment for Uganda's scientific and technological landscape.

In alignment with the NRM Manifesto, the STI underscores Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) as a catalyst for Uganda's socio-economic transformation. Headed by Dr. Monica M. Musenero, Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation, the STI leads the National Science, Technology, and Innovation System (NSTIS), emphasizing its importance for national progress under the direct oversight of H.E the President.

Dr. Musenero highlighted that Science and Innovation contribute a substantial 50% to national economic development. The STI, focusing on human capital development, aims to foster a culture aligned with science-led economic transformation.