In order to enhance global human development, a collaborative effort is essential to promote creativity outside the classroom. This research looked at the social and environmental factors that influence graduates’ ability to innovate in a number of East African nations. The data was obtained once using a cross-sectional study approach. The data was examined descriptively using mean rankings and percents. The findings reveal that university and allied higher learning institutions are the most important innovation support determinants for graduates, followed by regional equipment providers. It was also shown that graduates who produced innovative ideas seldom preserve their ideas. As a result, graduates were unable to take use of their intellectual property copy rights and the accompanying acknowledged advantages of invention. It is stated that while there are a number of social environmental characteristics that assist graduates’ creativity in east African nations, the majority of graduates do not take advantage of these chances for innovation growth. The capacity building and stakeholder engagement strategies should be implemented as soon as possible.
Paschal Banga Nade
The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Tanzania.