Our Mandate

Advocacy

UWEAL represents voice of business women and passionate in transforming entrepreneurs to run sustainable business in Uganda.

 UWEAL is a power house for women in business and have over the years built the confidence for government and development partners in seeing us as the mouthpiece of women in business in Uganda.

UWEAL believes strongly in developing supportive environment for women entrepreneurship because of its importance to families and communities.

Therefore we actively participate in public- private sector policy dialogues and influence on outcomes.

Capacity Building

  • Training: This service is provided to members who have governance and management challenges in business. Under this program, needs assessment studies are performed to ensure that the needs of UWEAL members are understood and considered before training intervention is designed.

    We have a number of training programs throughout the year and an established collaboration with development partners and trade facilitation agencies to build the capacity of our women   entrepreneurs and prepare them for regional, cross border and international trade.

  • Mentoring: This service is provided to members who wish to start business or those in business but facing challenges of sustainability. This is geared towards motivating and guiding women entrepreneurs to persist in business in growing their businesses. Additionally, it builds confidence among women and girls as they plan to undertake businesses or implement their business plans.
  • Business counseling: Some members come seeking one off guidance on how to start, sustain or grow business. They have good ideas but they are not the most appropriate for their situation. We provide a day for counselling sessions on appointment and invite experienced members to provide counsel.

Networking and Market Linkages:

At UWEAL we believe providing opportunities for women to meet and share experiences on how to start, sustain and grow business makes a difference in a business woman’s mind.

We also encourage women to create a market for each other through personal contacts established when we bring them together as a group with a common mind of doing business. We have established a regional information platform that will link thousands of business women in one market place at East African level.

Our members are therefore exposed to potential markets nationally, regionally and internationally through our membership to EAWiBP, EABC, and COMESA Women in Business, IGAD women in Business. UWEAL is a hub for African Women Business Network. It is through these Networks that UWEAL has benefitted from upcoming programs like the Supplier Diversity Training which equips women entrepreneurs to supply goods and services to large corporations as well as the government.