About Us

The Refugee Innovation and Sustainable Enterprise Urban-Project (RISE-UP) is a social enterprise that uses sustainable and innovative business models to create economic opportunities for urban refugees in Kampala.   



To be a sustainable and replicable global model for the social and economic empowerment of urban refugees.



To provide a collaborative ecosystem that enables urban refugees to be creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and successful while integrating them as productive players in the formal economy through technical skills expansion, product and market access development and professional linkages.

RISE-UP Hub is a space and a platform where the artistic, social and economic opportunities, talents and connections for urban refugees in Kampala are relentlessly pursued and consciously uplifted. We invest in urban refugees by offering skills development opportunities, showcasing and introducing various products they have made to the marketplace. We believe that by creating such a space and platform, we shall positively contribute towards creating better opportunities for urban refugees in Uganda.

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