On Tuesday, the 10th day of March 2020, SafeBangle Technologies Limited, one of our startups under incubation hosted a delegation of the YALIRLCEA centre from Nairobi, Kenya at Resilient Africa Network (RAN). YALIRLCEA is the East African centre among the four regional YALI centres funded by USAID and DELOITTE aimed at empowering young leaders across Africa in Business, Civic and Public leadership. The YALIRLCEA delegation was led by Mr. Brian Kizito, the Program Officer, Knowledge management and Alumni Relations. Other delegates included: Mrs Eunice Chege, the Communications Officer, Mrs Elsie Muhonja, the Program Analyst-Alumni & Volunteer Relations at Deloitte for YALI Project, and Mr. Alex Kyokwijuka, the YALIRLCEA Uganda Chapter Chairperson accopanied by his team.

In 2019, Ambrose Kamya, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of SafeBangle, was competitively selected for YALIRLCEA fellowship under the Business and Entreprenuership track hosted by Kenyatta University, Kenya. On completion of this program, Ambrose has been able to implement the leadership skills and knowldege which has seen SafeBangle progress tremediously. This attracted the attention of YALIRLCEA centre, thus competitively selecting Ambrose to host the delegation in Uganda. The main purpose of this enagagement was to make an on-site follow up of the centre with SafeBangle and to explore effective strategies of further supporting growth of this entity. The delegation was welcomed by Ambrose with his other two Co-founders (Saul Kabali and Messach Luminsa Samuel).

On behalf of RAN, Dr Nathan K Tumuhamye, the Director of RANlab East Africa welcomed the visitors and gave a brief of RAN. During this engagement, several ideas of collaboration were tabled and are to be further developed. In addition, SafeBangle shared their progress so far and future aspirations as well as having a demostration of the functionality of their SafeBangle wearable innovation, which is their flagship product. Ambrose Said, “ SafeBangle being selected to host this amazing delegation from the centre gives us more energy and belief to continue pursuing our dream of creating a world that is free of violence”. The delegation apprecited the level of growth that SafeBangle has exhibited in this short period and the great support resilient Africa Network and UN WOMEN are offering towards this statup. As a result, the YALIRLC centre promised to further support SafeBangle to see that the product reaches market as soon as possible.

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