REBI developed Hands on skills programs for youth, women and young adults to equip them with the relevant skills for employablity and job creation in the renewable energy value chain with the aim of increasing renewable energy access
Only 11% of Uganda’s population and 5% of the rural population has access to electricity. More than 95% of the country depends on biomass in the form of firewood and charcoal for energy which endangers the country’s forest cover. The incubator seeks to close the gap in the access to energy by using renewable energy
The renewable energy incubator also pilots new technologies in the country. The incubator is currently piloting and implementing bio waste to electricity projects in partnership with Husk Power System Pvt Ltd, India. A human resource exchange programme aimed at building capacity of Ugandans to operate and maintain biomass gasification power plants has also been implemented.
Uganda is one of the most entrepreneurial nations in the world (Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, 2015); however, most of the businesses do not live to see their first birthday (Japheth, 2017). This is because many Ugandans are starting up small businesses as a means of survival or to cope with unemployment. Many startups lack both business