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Updated: Dec 15, 2021

Smart kitchen is a social enterprise that aims at reducing the rate at which polluted fuels are used while cooking by introducing the use of briquettes. Its has been estimated that about 34.5 million people in Uganda use charcoal specifically in urban areas, therefore, smart kitchen has introduced the use of briquettes which smokeless, they burns long (4 hours burn) and are affordable thereby bringing affordable and clean energy to the communities in Uganda. By this, they fulfill their part of the SDG 7 which stands for affordable and clean energy.

Students supporting The Smart Kitchen within the framework of the SEIP University Cooperation Program:

Evina Anietie Essien

I am Evina Anietie Essien. A first year of the Social Entrepreneurship Master's program at Tallinn University.

I am interested in how social entrepreneurs can contribute to community development and sustainability. Thanks to SEIP I have the opportunity to work on the Smart Kitchen Project which is doing something to bring affordable and clean energy to the communities in Uganda which is absolutely awesome. Plus I get to work with a diverse team with different specialties to bring this project to life.

I look forward to learning and gaining experience through this collaboration.

Aafia Shahid Arain

I am Aafia Shahid Arain, currently a student of the BS-BIOSCIENCES at SZABIST, Karachi, Pakistan.

I am an open-minded, pragmatic, optimistic, and curious person. I have a versatile personality. I am creative and straight forward person. I don’t hesitate to take initiatives. I am interested biological researches and anything that tells us how human body works scientifically.

Gergely Dzsida

My name is Gergely Dzsida and I'm an ambitious young innovator, filmmaker and sustainability activist in Budapest (Hungary). I joined the SEIP course to be a part of an initiative which is taking responsibility for the future. Who's future? The future of ALL OF US... In my opinion the most important thing to recognize today is that we are living in a "shared reality" where we can only truly thrive if we put aside our selfishness and work together to build a fair and sustainable system. That's what social entrepreneurship is all about. My motivation is to create a framework of how to accelerate unity and how to bring real solutions into action.

Jennifer Irabor

I am Jennifer Irabor, currently a student at Tallinn University, studying Social Entrepreneurship.

I am interested in business development and working directly with social entrepreneurs, these are part of the reasons I joined the incubation program.

Coming from a Nursing background, this is new for me but I’m loving every bit of it.

I also own a small startup business of my own which this program has helped and is still helping me in gaining advanced knowledge.


Márton Gosztonyi, PhD

He is a research fellow at the Budapest Business School University of Applied Sciences, in Hungary. Throughout his career, he has conducted wide range of applied empirical researches to provide better understandings of the growth and transformation of various types of enterprises within different industries, as well as to gain a better understanding of livelihood of low-income households. His methodological background is mixed research methodology that includes, participatory action research, social network analysis and PLS-SEM methodology. Beside of his academic work he has been implementing social development programs and social entrepreneurship development together with low-income families for more than 10 years in disadvantage settlements in Hungary.

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