Bedi Amouzou

Smith Tukahirwa

Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC), Makerere University, Uganda

With the government of Uganda making a deliberate effort towards attaining a middle income status by 2020, strategic knowledge management becomes an indispensable intervention to deliver this much needed socio-economic transformation. Uganda’s second National Development Plan (Government of Uganda, 2015) underlines the shortage of prerequisite skills on the labour market. The mismatch between the curriculum at the training institutions and the labour market requirements best illustrates a huge necessity for a deliberately and sufficiently designed knowledge management system not only for Uganda but the entire region. Until then, identification and quantification of available knowledge and thus establishment of the missing knowledge (knowledge gap) shall continue to present difficulty. It is until knowledge gaps are established that appropriate capacity enhancement interventions can then be effectively undertaken. Such interventions are a backbone to regional competitiveness as well as socio-economic transformation.