The highest authority on the UWEAL organogram are our members who are represented by a Board of Directors elected every three years by the members at an Annual General Meeting (AGM). The board is accountable to theUWEAL members and responsible for developing institutional operational policies and supervises the staff and management.
In performing its work, the Board is assisted by a series of governance committees including an Audit Committee, F&A Committee, Legal Committee, Planning & Development Committee, Fundraising Committee, GEP Committee, Human Resource Management Committee, Procurement Committee and a Membership and Publicity Committee. These committees help supervise staff and management in the planning, management, implementation and financial operations of all programs and projects through a clear Board approval process.
The day to day operations of the secretariat and associated programs and projects are entrusted to a team of skilled staff at the Secretariat led by a Chief Executive Officer with skilled technical and managerial experience in project and program implementation. The UWEAL staff constitute of a Finance Manager, Program Manager and a Business Development Manager who help support the CEO and board in the line management of the core staff including Membership and Communications Officer, Capacity Building Officer, Advocacy Officer, Finance Officer, Project Officer as well as an Administration Officer. This vibrant team keeps the secretariat running effectively and our members and service providers engaged as part of our core work ethic.
UWEAL has implemented the following projects over the past 5 years:
|Agribusiness Initiative (aBi) Trust||Marketing Basics for Women Entrepreneurs (UMBWE)|
|Vital Voices Global Partnership||Entrepreneurship and Business Management Training|
|Vital Voices Global Partnership||Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development|
|International Trade Center||ACCESS for African Businesswomen in International Trade|
|African Development Bank||Supporting Women in Entrepreneurship Skills Training|
|Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research||Changing the Mindset of Entrepreneurs from Muppets to Gazelles|
|Trade Mark East Africa||Women in Trade Project|