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Co-Creation, Events, Exibitions, networking
Come visit ISU’s ‘Digital Fabrication’ Exhibition at The Design Hub 5th Street Plot 3 Bata Close.

The exhibition runs from 22-26 May 2018, 8am – 6pm.

The exhibition is a culmination of the students’ IB Design experience. Students’ designs showcasing their technical skills, appropriate use of material, techniques and processes will be on display.

Events, networking

Fuzu Limited is set to officially launch “Fuzu” – an online Career Development and Talent Management platform at The Design Hub on May 17th 2018. Fuzu aims to satisfy the need for new innovative solutions that are focused on the job seeker, who they are, where their potential lies and how best their talent can be matched with the employment opportunities.

The service runs on a highly technical AI-powered platform that supports career builders to find the best job opportunities, build skills needed to be successful and stand out with employers by showcasing their talent.

Fuzu also helps employers find the top talent in the market with advanced, but very easy to use, merit-based analytical tools powered by a Machine Learning Algorithm.


To the job seeker

The platform allows job seekers irrespective of their level of education and seniority, to dream and plan for their future, to learn new skills and competencies and ultimately find a job that best matches their profile.

It also provides a personalized experience to the job seeker; with job opportunities matched to their skills and interests, personalized course recommendations to learn new skills they need for their dream job and personalized advice at every step of their career.


To the employer

Fuzu provides a set of resourceful tools that enable finding of best matching candidates through powerful search and recruitment solutions and automated analysis of CV’s, by integrating a psychometric testing and talent profiling of candidates to the application process. This makes it easy to find candidates that best match with their requirements.

Fuzu will help take all the hassle out of shortlisting by automatically ranking candidates not just based on the quality of the CV but also the personality fit and talent the candidate has.

Fuzu was recently elected as one of the Disrupt 100 companies, out of 5 million startups across the world, by Tältt Ventures and as the 3rd most exciting growth company across Africa by African Business Review.

Fuzu is currently backed up by over 20 partners in Uganda already that include; KCCA, ICT Association of Uganda, Microsoft, M-Kopa, SafeBoda and local innovation hubs like Innovation Village, VentureLabs, and Outbox.


Start: 7.30 am @Design Hub event space

Entrance: Register for Invite. RSPV applies




Events, networking, Party
Welcome back for our 4th edition of the Creative Talks Africa sessions. This month, we welcome Pamela Enyonu, a Ugandan based Visual artist & copywriter. 

Born and raised in Kampala, Pamela studied Vocational Art and Design with Education from Kyambogo University. Pamela is a bona fide creative who has worked as a copywriter for the last 6 years. Last year she completed a 3- month residency where she navigated the politics of identity, trauma and healing. This resulted into a solo exhibition in June, 2017.

As a visual artist, Pamela is inspired by stories, materials and the process it takes to transform them into works of art. Most notable about her work is it’s tactile and 3-Dimensional quality.

Since her residency last year Pamela has gone on to participate in 8 other exhibitions and there’s no stopping her. Pamela is a member of 32 Degrees East – Ugandan Arts Fund.

Among Pamela’s influences are artists like; Lady Skollie from South African and Liberian-American Lina Viktor Iris. Both women have a recognizable style that she aspires to.

She will be joining us to talk about what it feels like living life as a full-time non-conformist and a female creative in a male dominated industry.

There will be free coffee served by our sponsors Wild Coffee and a DJ set for the networking sessions. Use the SafeBoda App promo code: “#CREATIVETALKS” to hitch a free, safe and timely ride for the talks at Design Hub Kampala.

Entrance: Free
Starting: 4 pm – 10 pm 


Events, Learning, networking, workshop

Ushuru chat, a 3 hour interactive workshop organized by TOFI aims to bring together the ordinary citizen including government, civil society, academia and the private sector to dialogue, discover and network on tax. The chat facilitates an analysis on the evolution of the Ugandan tax system and the impact of historical and institutional factors in shaping Ugandan tax policy. In addition, it helps us to explore aspects of taxation and how it affects our daily lives, shedding light on trends, laws, policy, tax rates/levies, administration and the tax regime.



Events, networking, workshop
Free Taster Session + networking event
April 18th (or 17th or 19th)
5.30 pm- 8.30 pm

How can increased self awareness improve work productivity, teamwork and communication within your organisation?

Join Design Hub Kampala and the Amani Institute, a social enterprise based in Kenya, Brazil and India, who designs and delivers engaging, and transformational learning programs that help individuals build the skills and networks to move to the next phase of their careers.

In this workshop on Knowing Your Management Style For Improved Work Productivity, we want to help managers become more aware of their management style. We will use a personal assessment tool to get you as a manager to understand yourself better and how you can adapt your behavior with others within a work team, a leadership position, or other relationships.

By the end of the session, you will:
– Increase your self-knowledge around your behaviour styles: What are the effective and ineffective traits of your style?
– Improve your working relationships by recognizing the needs of your colleagues based on their styles

This session is going to be an example of the methodology and tools provided by the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI), a 5-month, modular, training & development program to build business and leadership skills in middle and senior managers of small and growing businesses across East Africa.developed in collaboration with Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) and the Argidius Foundation.

After a successful launch in Kenya, the program will start running in Kampala, Uganda for the first time in early May. 

For more info about the programme: https://amaniinstitute.org/what-we-do/amani-leadership-management-impact/
Sign up for a free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/know-your-management-style-to-improve-work-productivity-tickets-44665321178

Events, networking

There is no better way to get to know new people and businesses  than being apart of a business networking event.  NUTIP together with the embassy of the kingdom of the Netherlands has once again organised a networking event to close off the year. The “‘invite only” event will be at the Design Hub Kampala. Do not miss an evening filled with innovative,creative minds and insightful conversations. We cant wait to see you there!

Approximately 100 companies of Dutch origin and 50 Dutch-Uganda partnerships operate in Uganda, engaging in a diverse range of business activities. Within this context, several founding organisations came together and formed a business platform that actively lobbies and advocates for the interests of these companies. In 2014 the ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Uganda officially launched the Netherlands-Uganda Trade and Investment Platform (NUTIP).

NUTIP is a Ugandan association that harnesses the economic power of cooperation between Dutch and Ugandan entrepreneurs. NUTIP is governed by a voluntary board and is proud to have the Dutch ambassador, His Excellency Henk Jan Bakker, as its patron. Through its members and connections to Dutch and Ugandan government institutions, it has a strong network and ability to provide support to both Ugandan and Dutch businesses.

Creative Talks, Events, Learning, networking, Party
Welcome back to our second edition of the monthly CreativeTalks Africa. We are pleased to announce and welcome Doreen Adengo the Team Leader Adengo Architecture to speak at Design Hub Kampala

Doreen is an Architect, based in Kampala, Uganda. She leads Adengo Architecture, an architecture and urbanism practice grounded in research and multidisciplinary collaboration. Recent projects have focused on researching the housing crisis in Kampala, and developing affordable housing solutions. 

After completing her undergraduate and graduate studies at the Catholic University and Yale, respectively, she worked in London, Washington DC, and New York for Adjaye Associates, Robert A. M. Stern Architects, Ellerbe Becket, and Gruzen Samton Architects. She has taught at The New School and Pratt Institute in New York and at Makerere University in Kampala. 

Currently she is a part time lecturer at Makerere University’s intern training program and a visiting critic at University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture.

She will be speaking on the theme: “Role of the Architect in the Creative & Innovative Industry”.

We are also taking this opportunity to welcome our generous Coffee Sponsor Wild on board who will be providing free Coffee to all attendees at the CreativeTalks Africa event. Come taste the flavored 100% African rich coffee as you network, share ideas and listen to our guest speaker this month.

Not forgetting, we will have a DJ on set to serenade us with music as we network and a live Acoustic music Performance from Anthony Jermaine .

Creative Talks Africa is a Creative monthly meetup hosted by KQ & Design Hub Kampala providing a platform for creatives in Africa to share their Creative experience, network and collaborate.

Events, Learning, networking, Training, workshop
Are you ….
– a business advisor and/or professional working in field of social innovation? and/or 
– lacking hands-on materials and practical knowledge to implement the social innovation process steps?

Join the social innovation toolkit training! 
Through a true process of co-creation the Inclusive Business Accelerator (www.iba.ventures/advisory) managed to capture many experiences, insights, methods and tips from practitioners in social innovation worldwide into a state-of-art toolkit alongside an online user environment. 

Certified IBA trainers will facilitate 3-days of interactive training. After this participation in this training, you will:
  • have gained full professional confidence to act as an advisor guiding social innovation processes;
  • become part of a global network of like-minded inclusive business advisors and social enterprises;
  • get the IBA advisor certificate, allowing you to profile yourself as a social/inclusive business advisor and get free access to all state-of-the-arts IBA toolkits and be part of it’s user community. 
The info session will take place on Friday 2nd March from 1pm – 2pm at the large boardroom.

Events, networking, workshop
When US giants like Google, Microsoft and Facebook invest millions in the African tech sector we should take note. This is not only driven by the desire to conquer the future African digital consumer. There is also a huge opportunity to cultivate and recruit African tech talent to fill the international talent gap. Two years ago Tunga started in Kampala to fill this gap.

Tunga builds reliable software and software teams consisting of talented and ambitious African developers that have a solid understanding of international standards for clients worldwide. Also, Tunga is based on Impact Sourcing: the integration of socioeconomically disadvantaged workers either through outsourcing or by setting up remote or virtual teams using digital technology.

This meeting is a fantastic opportunity for you or your company to gain insights into the potential of the African tech sector for your business.


15:00-15:15 – Walk-in
15:15-15:45 – Ernesto Spruyt – CEO at Tunga
15:45-16:30 – Speed dates
16:30-16:45 – Ineke Aquarius – Managing director at Mango Tree, Founder at Design hub
16:45-17:00 – Remo Samuel Paul – Project manager at Tunga
17:00-18:00 – Informal drinks

If you would like to take part in this FREE event please sign up via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tunga-digital-solutions-for-social-problems-tickets-42491284576