In November 2023, the National Science Week 2023 is set to feature more than 400 exhibitors. This event aims to highlight Uganda’s achievements in science, technology, and innovation at both national and global levels. Dr. Monica Musenero Masanza, the Minister for Science, Technology & Innovation, unveiled the event during its launch in Kampala.
The theme for this year’s event is “Uganda Tusimbudde: Our Science-Led Journey towards Socio-Economic Transformation.” It signifies a significant shift towards providing an immersive experience of Uganda’s science-led transformation journey.
The National Science Week 2023 will offer various engaging activities, including regional exhibitions, a press day, interactions with academia and students, roundtable discussions, and an investor forum addressing financial challenges faced by early-stage ventures and innovators in Uganda. Importantly, participation in these activities is free and open to school children and their parents.
This year, more than 30 investors with a total investment capacity of $50 million are expected to attend, aiming to support innovators seeking funding. The event’s climax will be celebrated on Family Day, featuring performances by talented artists and local entertainers. It will also serve as a platform to honor Uganda’s science entrepreneurs and innovators.
The National Science Week 2023 will be officially inaugurated by His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, who will also be the guest of honor at the event.