||MARCH - JUNE 2020 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
|We have received scholarship offers for short term trainings in a number of enterprises in favor of vulnerable youth. These scholarships have been provided by the Government of Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports (Department of Business, Technical and Vocational Education (BTVET) through our Consortium Partner for Non-Formal Education - Greatlakes Industrial Institute (GLIDE). The scholarships are prioritized for delivery using the SPEDA model. Scholarships are limited. They are given out on first come, first serve basis provided you meet the criteria. Applications are open to all vulnerable youth (18-35 years). Interested youth can download the application form from www.brisc.org, fill, scan, and send a filled application form to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com. The application fee of 30,000/= shall be payable on the first day of reporting for the training. Applicants shall choose one from among the following courses. Read More..
University (MAK) and the Government of Uganda through a multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral partnership platform or forum. the We are located at Namulonge along Zirobwe Road, 20 KM from Kampala. Our main focus is developing and nurturing novel and bankable commercial enterprises along a variety of animal value chains and ultimately transform households across the country. Nakyesasa BRISC was established as part of the joint effort of the University and government to promote the SPEDA model, an alternative model of skilling education, community and household transformation. The SPEDA model is championed by MAK College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) through its community development institute – AFRISA (Africa Institute for Strategic Animal Resource Services and Development). We train and nurture students, youth, farmers, households and companies to develop and transform their emerging enterprises into viable and bankable business ventures. We work through mutually beneficial partnership arrangements and our core activities at the center run throughout the year.
The incubation center focuses on Livestock business integrated with associated crops (for animal feed production). Its pillars are BUSINESS RESEARCH, INCUBATION, AND SKILLING, thus the acronym BRISC Programs at the center are anchored in these pillars.
- Take the university to the communities through certificate, diploma and short skilling courses
- Offer practical training for AFRISA and COVAB students on various programs
- Act as an internship and practical training hub for under equipped partnering technical schools (BTVET)
- Incubate COVAB, AFRISA, other graduates and the public in production and business
- Fill the glaring gap of transferring livestock research and technology results to the end users
Our Management Structure
The BRISC is molded on the Academic, Public, Private Partnership (ACPPP) arrangement. The centre attracts partners or donors from the academia, the public and private sectors. The partners develop common and relevant objectives for the partnership to implement the Business Research, Incubation, and Skilling services. The partners present proposals, with input from the BRISC committee to the College Board. The partnerships bring in grants for infrastructure, skilling and incubation. The centre benefits through infrastructure and equipment besides viable networks. The partnership is sealed with Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) agreeable to all partners. The double-pronged structure ensures achievements of partner objectives where enterprises are self-sustaining and donor funds from partners target specific objectives like sponsoring trainees.
The SPEDA management committee of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Resources and Biosecurity (COVAB) oversees the implementing Committee named the BRISC management committee that is made of all enterprise leaders.
The centre is supported by central office housing the BRISC committee, farm manager, a veterinarian, administrative assistant and enterprise production assistants.
The Head of the incubation oversees the Enterprise Leaders that are responsible for making the enterprise profitable and anchored in research, incubation and skilling. Each enterprise leader is assisted by a production assistant.
Our Development Tool
Nakyesasa-BRISC an incubation and training Centre is a deliverable of the Skills for Production, Enterprise Development coupled with academic accreditation (SPEDA). The SPEDA tool has proved effective for enterprise establishment and growth. This tool skills in primary production and processing resulting in an entrepreneur who is a professional farmer or producer able to participate in the local, regional and international markets using locally available resources.
BRISC offers several services and products including:
- Industrial training and education (Short courses, certificates, diplomas)
- Community & Family business development
- Provision of Business incubation services
- Product sales
- Animal feeds
- Leather shoes, belts and bags
- Fish feeds
- Piglets and fatteners
- Leather products eg shoes, belts