Empower Youth



Empowering the next generation of young innovators in Uganda and beyond..

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About us

Empower Youth in Technology (EYIT) is a youth led non-profit research and innovation center. Founded in 2017 by a team of youth, EYIT was incorporated in March 2018 and is now a home of young innovators and entrepreneurs in southwestern Uganda. EYIT was started with an aim to be a major contributor to local capacity building, enabling creation of local digital jobs for the youth through innovation commercialization.

EYIT brings together innovators, policy makers, researchers, investors to learn, work together, share experiences and knowledge, access business mentorship and a workspace in order to create technology businesses.


To create a vibrant research and innovation center that brings together a community of researchers and innovators with solutions to address African challenges.


To be a recognized research and innovation center in Africa by 2025.


Team Work    Commitment    Innovativeness    Professionalism

Our services

Business Mentorsips
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E.Y.I.T supports and mentors early stage startups and ideas.

Co-working space
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E.Y.I.T offers a work space to young entrepreneurs that have gone to market at a subsidized rate as they build their businesses.

Startup Incubations
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E.Y.I.T offers support to young business that need to grow. This includes a one year business mentorship, office space with high-speed internet, marketing and networking opportunities among other services.

ICT and entrepreneurship training sessions
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E.Y.I.T conducts hands-on training sessions for startups, entrepreneurs and technology enthusiasts.

Technology events and meetups
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E.Y.I.T hosts technology and entrepreneurship events such as hackathons, think tanks, information sessions and networking events. We also gather community members to discuss and address matters concerning the technology community.


Card image cap We offer Internship programs for ICT students who are in there second Year of Studies. Our Internship program runs from June to August Every Year. Applications are open from 5th Jan to 30th April. Only shortlisted candidates are contacted. Click here to apply for our internship program

Our Programs

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The E.Y.I.T Startup and Incubation Program

The E.Y.I.T Coding for business Program
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Business and Entreprenuership Skills Training
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Innovation Challenge
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Women Empowerment
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Our amazing team

This is the great team that has been supportive towards all the activities carried out at E.Y.I.T

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Mr. Tushabe Ronard


Holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering and Currently Pursuing A Masters Degree in Infomation Systems

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Ms. Daphine Akampurira

Head Of Operations

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Planning and Community Development from MUST

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Dr. Manasseh Tumusihimbise (PhD)

Business Mentor

Lecturer at Faculty of Business and Management Sciences at MUST

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Mr.Sankara Byaruhanga

Programs Director

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology

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Tumusiime Ezra

Web Master

Currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science at MUST

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Ms. Nasasira Gloria

Finance & Administration

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance

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Dr. Angella Musimenta (PhD)

Technical Advisor

Dr. Musiimenta is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department Information Technology at MUST

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Mrs. Irene Magara

Head Of Research

She is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Computing and Informatics at MUST

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Engineer Ivan Amanya

Technical Officer

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering and is a Senior Software Developer

He is the head of Project Development and Implemantation at Empower Youth In Technology

Upcoming events

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Our major aim is to be a contributor to local capacity building, enabling creation of local digital jobs for the youth through innovation commercialization by working together with innovators, policy makers, researchers, investors to learn, work together, share experiences and knowledge, access business mentor-ship and a working space so as to create technology businesses. TECH-CAMP 2020 comes at a time we regard it as another way achieve such as above.

The Tech-Camp will run from 4th January 2020 to 1st February 2020. Within this period, you will on choice learn Web and Mobile Programming, programming languages like Python, HTML, PHP , Java Script, Android and concepts of Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning and robotics development. Also available is Expert guidance on developing your project prototype.

You will at the end of the camp receive a certificate depicting skills attained and you stand a chance of having your prototype awarded if it gets to be among the best.

Deadline for application is 15th December 2019. Each accepted applicant will receive a letter of acceptance by noon 16th December 2019.

For assistance, call +256705909760 or +256 781557245


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Mbarara Uganda, Plot 24 High Street. Opposite Adit House next to UMEME regional office Mbarara Level three.

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