About Refactory

Refactory is training the next generation of tech talents and experts in Uganda.

The programs are made by and for tech companies, and teach the skills needed to secure a career in tech.

What is Refactory?

Refactory is a training academy that's offering alternative industry-led skilling for the technology sector in Uganda. Our innovation is an approach to skilling. After piloting and working with industry partners, we have been able to develop a model that was benchmarked against the software engineering industry world-over.

Refactory is a Company Limited by Guarantee that was formed by four partners Laboremus Uganda Ltd, Fontes Foundation, Youth With A Mission UK, and Clarke International University.

Refactory has been supported by funding from the Norwegian Agency for International Development (NORAD) and other donors.

We focus on nurturing software engineering talent for the local and international software development industry.

We match skill with market demand by equipping trainees to become software craftsmen, able to design, implement, and manage complex real-world software projects; thereby bridging the technology talent employability gap.

Refactory was developed on a Social Enterprise model with the core purpose of human capital development with a focus of enabling more young people into employment as well as increase the number of women working in technology.

Together let us build a tech industry that can compete on a global scale!

Meet the teams

Refactory has three levels of leadership: the Leadership Team, the Advisory Board and the Management Team.

Michael Niyitegeka

Program Director
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Lyllian Nakasujja

Operations Manager
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Joanitah Nalubega

Program Administrative Lead
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Joanita Nassiwa

Marketing & Communications Lead
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Jackson Ssenengo

Program Technical Coach
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Orban Martin-Luther

Program Technical Lead
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Teddy M. S. Ruge

Founder of Hive Colab.

Eunice Namirembe

Innovation Specialist at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).

Solomon King

Founder of Fundi Bots.

Evelyn Namara

Founder and CEO of VouchDigital.

CK Japheth

Founder of The Innovation Village Kampala.

Vivian Ddambya

Director of Technical Services at NITA-U (National Information Technology Authority - Uganda).

Engineer Bainomugisha

Associate Professor of Computer Science and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Makerere University.

Olive Nakiyemba

Software developer at Fifty Eight and Refactory alumni.

Michael Niyitegeka

Program Director

Suzan Nsibirwa

Managing Partner
Urge Uganda Limited

Timothy Musoke

Board Chair & Founder
Laboremus Uganda

Viola Nuwaha

Founding partner
Clarke International University

Dr. Haruna Mawanda

Principle Enterprise Architect
FlyHub Limited

Sean Clarke

Clarke Group Education

Isabel Odida

Fontes Foundation Uganda

Bram van den Bosch

Business Consultant
Laboremus Uganda

Maren Hald Bjørgum

Communications Lead
Laboremus Uganda

Jamie MacAlister

Advisor & Facilitator

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