UWEAL held its monthly breakfast meeting on 31st January 2019 with guest speakers from Nately Creations a Sales and Marketing Consultancy firm and Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group that held a discussion on the 2019/20 National Budget and the critical gaps effecting women.
The International Labor Organisation, through its project on Women Entrepreneurship Development and Gender Equality (ILO-WEDGE), in collaboration with women entrepreneurship associations in Uganda, formed a partnership designed to widely promote the role of women entrepreneurship development. Through this concept, the women entrepreneur associations in Uganda dedicated the month of November as the ‘Month Of The Woman Entrepreneur (MOWE’).
During MOWE, a combination of different events ranging from capacity building, business exhibitions and advocacy forums are carried out, with an aim of creating an enabling environment for women entrepreneurs, promoting the role of women entrepreneurship development and recognizing the potential and achievements of women entrepreneurs in generating employment and income.
All MOWE activities address women entrepreneurs, including those with disabilities and those living with HIV/AIDS.
- To widely promote the role of women entrepreneurship development in national development by recognizing the potential and achievements of women entrepreneurs in generating employment and incomes.
- To showcase women entrepreneurs as role models.
- To renew the commitment of concerned stakeholders towards the promotion of women entrepreneurship development.
- To disseminate information and exchange good practices in the areas of women’s entrepreneurship development, and raise critical issues affecting women entrepreneurs for the attention of policy makers and other relevant stakeholders.
This program was launched in July, 2007 as the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Exchange to provide an opportunity for Uganda’s women entrepreneurs to exhibit their products and network with one another. The network has since grown to include seven countries in the region and 2009 was re-launched as the East African Women Entrepreneurs Exchange Network to create a regional networking platform.
UWEAL hosts strong business presenters speaking on knowledge-enriching topics at monthly breakfast meetings. This is yet another networking opportunity for women entrepreneurs, where information is shared on various business topics. Members are updated on upcoming business events and networking opportunities are created. This years AGM is scheduled for 23rd March 2019.