When this was first mentioned to me I was like this must be something that measures the available opportunities on the market over the available seekers for them and gives a ratio for it. For who is nowadays journeying on conversions and their impact mainly in my digital marketing work, this was the best-fit answer I could come up with.

I was excited that now I get a chance to look at something that can identify the major skills we have on the Uganda market and then measure them accordingly to the available opportunities or visa versa and then come up with solutions that can fix the low rates in opportunities to fit the skills on the market.

I know of many people with qualifications and skills that need an opportunity to showcase them but can’t seem to find that chance.

Hehe how wrong I was!

Not so wrong though. There were truths in my thoughts and views towards our unemployment rate and its effects on our economy, and this earned me a 50% mark.

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So, I sought knowledge on what this was about. I was delighted to find that Opportunity Tracker is a digital platform for tracking local and international opportunities from anywhere around the world. It brings them to the fingertips of young people on the African Continent.

Opportunity Tracker’s goal as a social-tech start-up is set to close the gap that exists between young people in Africa and across the world, and opportunities within their localities.

Pretty interesting, yeah?

Co-Founder Jonah Kirabo, a Ugandan journalist, and his colleague Agbaje Ayomide from Nigeria launched this start-up with the desire to help users track opportunities on the web-based platform from any location around the world.

Agbaje Ayomide said that the cause and impact mission they are geared up to pursue is very important to them. Just because many young people largely focus on opportunities that are global, and most times miss out on local opportunities in their locations they can tap into.

“This is a problem our team has experienced first-hand in our experience of navigating opportunities. And our platform is the solution we had always wanted to create, and we had to do just that. Leveraging geospatial technology, information systems, and digital innovation, we will make people across Africa be able to get and track in real-time opportunities that are around them as they come up,” he added.

I found out that since the launch, the platform has already gained traction and recorded over 300 unique users on its beta website https://opportunitytracker.org/. This is as it continues in its journey of expansion of operations and to reach emerging, international markets.

The other Co-founder, Jonah Kirabo explained that the Opportunity Tracker team will develop and scale the platform into a full-fledged AI-powered and product-based mobile application that will facilitate easy access to their solution. According to him, the application is still in its design and implementation phase. In Q2, they will announce its launch after a series of feature testings in terms of system design, user interface, seamless experience, and open-source facility.

I love young people solution mainly the tech ones and this one excited me. I will be keeping track on it so see how far it goes. I know from experience that such platforms die out or fade out due to lack of marketing and failing to make the necessary money to keep them operational.

But all in all, visit the site and give them feedback, they have an active phone and email address on there. Also, if you have opportunities you would like to share with them please avail them too. Don’t forget to share the site with others to look through and see there is something they would like.

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Patricia Kahill

Patricia Kahill is a multipotentialite Christian entrepreneur, Content Marketing Coach and founder of the Content Marketing agency, Kahill Insights that helps business owners create engaging and interactive content items for digital platforms with a focus on returning a desired outcome. Patricia was the producer of SlamDunk Basketball Talk a show on House of Talent online TV, a former fellow at Harvest Institute for leadership and now an assessor there, and an alumnus of the YELP class of 2017. A member of the BNI Integrity chapter and African Women Entrepreneur Cooperative. She is driven by passion and curiosity, been taking every opportunity that has been given to her with an ambition of stamping her footprint on the world.

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