Recent Events

Demystifying global startups session held on May 19th 2021

Most of the start-up focus in the news is on Silicon Valley and Unicorns, but in reality, most start-ups are small global start-ups. They get less attention because they are outside the US. This discussion seeks to explore start-ups in different continents and countries and understand how they are different or similar to the US-based ones.

The goal of the Demystifying Series is to provide real-world knowledge and advice from those who have both knowledge and experience on the topic. Each conversation aims to offer valuable insight to entrepreneurial start-ups and to dispel general misconceptions.

PES Day Webinar on Humanitarian Opportunities in Power and Energy in the African Continent held on April 30th 2021 as part of IEEE PES Day Webinar Series

This panel discussion was organized by Nirupama Prakash Kumar, who is an IEEE Region 6 Humanitarian Activities Coordinator and an active volunteer working with different entities within IEEE.

The session was held on 30 April 2021 as part of the IEEE PES Day 2021 Webinar Series and was moderated by Bai Blyden, a senior member of the IEEE, who serves as chair of IEEE PES International Practices Subcommittee for Africa.


Janati Nakimera

  • CEO and Co-founder, Solar net metering Uganda
  • Active volunteer – IEEE Entrepreneurship / HAC / and Education Committees

Mercy Chelangat

  • Business consultant in partnership with IEEE
  • Active volunteer – IEEE Entrepreneurship / Smart Village/ Energy

Likonge Makai Mulenga

  • IEEE volunteer passionately involved in research and development
  • Over 15 years of professional experience as an Electrical Engineer

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Accelerating clean energy innovation in Uganda held on 16th/April/2021

Sustainable clean energy transition in the country is not only important but essential for our survival – IEEE Uganda Section.

The IEEE Uganda Section organized a webinar on 16 April 2021 on accelerating clean energy innovation in Uganda as part of the IEEE PES Day 2021 Webinar Series.

The webinar – Accelerating Clean Energy Innovation in Uganda – was moderated by Janati Nakimera, CEO, Solar net metering Uganda, and the panelists were Sumaya Mohamed, Director, Power for All Uganda, and David Tusubira, Co-founder & CTO, Innovex.

The discussion focused on clean energy innovations and the role of key players in the energy sector in promoting the use of eco-friendly systems in the rural setting.

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Moderated a session on social entrepreneurship for women on 13th/12/2020

The discussion was about how facilitating women to take up space in entrepreneurship most especially returning mothers.

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IEEE women in Engineering International leadership Summit, Kampala held on 15th October 2020

Moderated the entrepreneurship track

Judged the GSTIC video pitch competitions October 2020

Judged GSTIC 2019


Participated as a judge in the IEEE StartUp Week – Kenya held  on Dec 07, 2020 – Dec 11, 2020

Participated in IEEE WIE-E-TEA Talks, Inspiring entrepreneur’s webinar on July 3rd 2020

Participated in the Powertech Milano event in June 23rd 2019

I gave a talk on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

 Attended the Power Africa event in Abuja as part of the new talents program in August 2019

Participated in the GSTIC 2018, as a youth speaker. I won the ideation challenge and I presented my pitch at the conference, November 2018