This project is funded by TradeMark East Africa which is targeting 4,000 women urban traders, and 400 women light processors. The project has two major outcomes i.e. women in trade increase their export revenues and volumes in the region by 10%; and visibly shape national and regional policy.The Project area is Countrywide but focusing on the districts of Kampala, Hoima, Masaka, Kapchorwa, Kabale, and Amuru where hubs have been set up. The project timeframe is July 2015 - July 2017.
The project is being implemented in association with Eindhoven University of Technology; Makerere Business School (MUBS); and Uganda Investment Authority (UIA). The project targets Women Entrepreneurs in Nakaseke and Mpigi districts and seeks to improve the effectiveness of services provided to entrepreneurs, in particular rural and female entrepreneurs.
UWEAL is providing practical hands-on skills traning activities in association with the Uganda Investment Authority and Uganda Industrial Research Institute (UIRI). The project seeks to build the capacity of women in: Product development; Value addition; Marketing; Business / Financial management. Special attention to women dealing in Tie & dye; Cassava & fruit processing; Coffee processing.
Enterprise Institute which seeks to create strong women-owned enterprises which are highly profitable, competitive and sustainable. It targets all women entrepreneurs in Uganda. The Institute offers 27 modules from which entrepreneurs express interest and receive training. Members are also welcome to express interest in other practical modules. Trainings done at the Institute are carried out in conjunction with other institutions specializing in those areas.
The project aims at equipping young women with core principles and wealth-creation skills that will enable them become proactive, innovative and competitive leaders who can effectively lead change in their communities and in Uganda. The specific objectives of the program are to: facilitate the process of job creation among young women of Uganda; equip young women with knowledge and skills to successfully create and run innovative and competitive business ventures; link young women to high value networks; and equip young women with relevant leadership skills.