Call for Applications for Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facility

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has partnered with Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (Stanbic Bank) to support youth owned enterprises and MSMEs through the Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Facility. The Facility is intended to spur innovation and address the ongoing challenge of youth unemployment, particularly in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of the initiative, UNDP is calling for applications for the Innovation Challenge Fund, which will provide competitive matching grant awards as well as mentoring, capacity building, and entrepreneurship development training to youth owned MSMEs. Successful applicants will receive between USD 10,000 and USD 40,000 (UGX 37,089,000 and UGX 148,356,000) in cash/ or in-kind support (goods and services). In addition, successful applicants may also receive 12 months of tailored business development services and enterprise development training from the Stanbic Business Incubator and mentorship from UNDP Accelerator Lab.

Download your Application Form

Who is eligible?

  • MSMEs legally recognized and registered under the Laws of Uganda.
  • MSMEs operating in any of the targeted sectors of agriculture, tourism, development minerals, manufacturing, renewable energy, Information Technology (IT) and creative industry; with a product or service on the market.
  • The call targets MSMEs looking to pilot and or scale their inclusive business models and solutions (inclusive business models and solutions are enterprises that include low-income people as customers, as owners, employees, producers and entrepreneurs at various points within the value chain).
  • Ugandan youth entrepreneurs who would like to acquire technical knowledge, training, and practical tools to support their businesses.

 

How do I apply?                                   

MSMEs interested in accessing this component of the Youth4Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Facility should submit proposals and other related documents to y4bf.ug@undp.org with a copy to tenders.kampala@undp.org. The deadline is Monday 30 November 2020 at 23:59 hours (East African Standard Time).

 

Where do I find more information?

Uganda National Development Program

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=69974
https://www.ug.undp.org/

AND

Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited

www.stanbicbank.co.ug
cccug@stanbic.com
Tel:  031222460


Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited COVID-19 Response to Support SME Sector

Stanbic Bank Uganda Limited (SBU) recently announced its half-year results, where it is indicated that the bank offered credit relief to over 1,600 clients across business sectors. The bank has over 40,000 SME clients, and over 60% of its loan portfolio was restructured to provide financial relief to SMEs. The COVID-19 Business Info Hub interviewed Stephen Segujja, Head of Enterprise Banking, to understand the bank’s response to the SME sector.

 

How has Stanbic Bank responded to the needs of the SME segment during the pandemic?

Apart from loan restructuring, we have also started a program to support SMEs by providing financing to them to kick start the economy. This initiative is based on the fact that the economy has opened up and the bank is more than willing to support key sectors to drive growth. We have also reduced our prime lending rate to 16% on top of waiving loan facility fees and ensuring a guaranteed response time of 3 days once SME clients apply for facilities.

What relief/restructuring solutions has the bank offered to its SME clients during the pandemic? 

The bank has offered relief solutions to all borrowers whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19, including customers who had exposure in our various products such as vehicle and asset financing, commercial property loans, home loans, working capital loans, import and export loans, overdrafts and all other short-term exposures. Apart from restructuring solutions, we also reached out to all our borrowers to understand their challenges, how COVID-19 has impacted their businesses and to help advise them on how to revamp their businesses. Most businesses have picked up and are running again. We also ensured our SMEs are on digital platforms to solve for cash collections and payments, which ensured continuity of business transactions for our clients.

Of the businesses that were able to restructure their loans, what has the positive impact been?

The positive impact has been on two major fronts, i.e on the customer and on the bank. From the customers’ point of view, the relief period allowed them time to rethink their businesses without the stress of loan repayments since there was no business activity ongoing but lots of lessons to learn. Our clients were able to diversify their activities, some turning to offer essential products and services during the pandemic. Adoption of robust digital solutions like online selling and delivery were especially key for restaurants and other essential businesses. From the bank’s perspective, the restructuring has enabled us to maintain a clean loan book while ensuring that our customers continue being served.

What lessons can be learned from the process?

As a bank, we have learned to be more resilient and future-ready in serving our customers. It’s important to note that digital adoption and utilization by our clients remain a key focus of the bank going forward. Further still, by being agile in terms of engaging our customers on restructures without them coming to us meant we placed the customer at the center of everything that we do.

What advice can the bank offer to SME clients to continue to thrive post COVID-19 from a financing perspective? 

Our advice to SMEs during this pandemic includes:

  • Let businesses adhere to Standard Operating Procedures and utilize our digital platforms going forward. It is cheap, easy and convenient. These platforms include; Mobile Banking *290#Internet Banking, Business Online, Enterprise Online, Agent BankingATMsCash Deposit MachinesPoint of Sale Machine/Card MachineFlexipayand the Stanbic App.
  • All SMEs should spare some time to attend the various knowledge series run through the webinars especially through our Stanbic Business Hub and the Business Incubator since there is a lot to learn.
  • Business diversification is key to reduce risk; for instance, if a given sector is closed due to a pandemic, then it is easier to keep afloat if another line of business is open.
  • Keeping in touch with Relationship Managers to enable them to understand customer needs is also important for customers to received effective financing.

How can businesses get in touch with Stanbic Bank?

To restructure an existing loan, call your Relationship Manager or Business Banker, or connect with us at 0312226600 or via email at enterprisedirectug@stanbic.com. We also have our social media platforms open – Twitter  (https://twitter.com/StanbicUG), Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/StanbicUg) and blog (https://blog.standardbank.com/uganda) and  website www.stanbicbankuganda.com. We can also be reached 24 hours a day at our toll-free line: 0800250250. Most branches remain open and are operating from 9am to 3pm, Monday through Saturday.

 


AMI Virtual Speed Networking

AMI Virtual Speed Networking Event

Every month, we provide a supportive space for a community of ambitious entrepreneurs from across Africa, to network in this structured speed networking session.

This virtual networking event includes:

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network with entrepreneurs from across the continent next week Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 8 p.m. EAT / 7 p.m. South and Central / 6 p.m. West Africa / 5 p.m. GMT.

Limited slots are available.

Register Here!

97Fund Launches a $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund

The 97Fund has launched a $1 million COVID-19 Relief Fund (the “Fund”) in partnership with The Innovation Village. The Fund invests in solutions in Uganda that address challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or prepare Uganda for a post COVID-19 environment. The 97Fund is managed by Ortus Africa Capital and is a Ugandan domiciled open-end investment vehicle that invests in high-growth early-stage companies in Africa. The COVID-19 Relief Fund has been seeded initially with $1 million from The Innovation Village as part of the Young Africa Works Program supported by Mastercard Foundation. The Innovation Village is Uganda’s launch pad for leading innovators and entrepreneurs that serves as an ecosystem builder deepening the application of technology in powering socio-economic prosperity.

What sort of businesses will the Fund support? What kind of support is available?

Job creation and contribution to livelihoods are key metrics for the Fund, so it targets companies with solutions related to the pandemic in industries such as healthcare, tourism, education, finance, collaborative working, supply chains and logistics, and those in the digital economy with a particular focus on digital marketplaces. The Fund offers $2,000 – $10,000 as an equity-free grant, with an opportunity for follow-on funding from the 97Fund and or co-investment partners as well as access to workspace and mentorship.

Am I eligible? How do I apply?

Interested businesses are encouraged to apply via this link: Entrepreneur Application Form: The 97 Fund

Received applications are taken through a screening process to identify workable and scalable solutions to current and potential challenges caused by COVID-10. A selection are invited to present at a demo day before being presented to an Investment Committee. The selected solutions are awarded a combination of funding and technical assistance. So far, the Fund has received applications from over 130 entrepreneurs, held three 3 demo days, and identified 22 solutions to put to the Investment Committee.

For further information, visit https://the97.fund/


Ekitongole ki African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs kiyamba ku bakyala abasuubuzi.

Ekitongole kya African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs (ARIE) nga kino kiyamba ku basuubuzi okusigala nga bagumu mu mbeera yonna; mu kaseera kano kiri mu kufuba okulaba nga kiyamba abasuubuzi nga kiyita mu nkola ey’okubawola amabanja agataliiko magoba era nga essira basinze kuliteeka ku bakyala.

ARIE kye ki?

ARIE kitongole kya Bafirika era nga kyewaddeyo okubeera nga kiyamba abasuubuzi Abafirika 300 – 70% bajja kuba bakyala – nga kibawa obuyambi mu by’ensimbi wamu n’amagezi g’ekikugu nga kw’otadde n’okubeera omukutu abasuubuzi mwe banaayita okusobola okukwatagana ne ba musiga nsimbi.

Enkola eno yatandikibwawo aba Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners) nga bakolaganira wamu ne US African Development Foundation (USADF), oluvannyuma lw’okukizuula nti abakyala abasuubuzi ekirwadde kya Covid-19 kibakosezza bya nsusso. Okusoomoozebwa kwe batera okusisinkana mu mbeera ya bulijjo omuli eby’ensimbi, amagezi g’ekikugu, obutale wamu n’amawulire agakwata ku bintu eby’enjawulo kweyongeredde ddala olw’akatuubagiro akaliwo era nga beetaaga obuyambi obw’enjawulo okusobola okuzza obuggya emirimu gyabwe olw’ekirwadde.

Amakolero n’eby’obusuubuzi ebitonotono (SMES) birinawo emikisa gya nnabaki?

ARIE egenda kuyamba abasuubuzi okuva mu mawanga musanvu (Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda ne Senegal) era ng’egenda kuyamba abo abali mu busuubuzi bw’ebirime, ab’amakolero, amasannyalaze n’ebisobola okuzzibwa obuggya wamu n’abakola obuweereza obw’omugaso eri obulamu.

SMEs ezinaaba zirondeddwawo zijja kuba n’omukisa ogw’okufuna ssente eziwera 150,000 USD (Shs. 540,000,000) buli emu. Ssente zino zijja kubaweebwa ng’ebbanja okutali magoba okusobola okukakasa nti ebasuubuzi balina ssente eziddukanya emirimu gyabwe egya bulijjo wamu n’okwekuumira ku mutindo newankubadde ng’ekirwadde weekiri.

ARIE buli musuubuzi ejja kumuwa omuwi w’amagezi okusobola okubayamba okwekenneenya wamu n’okuddamu okulowooza ku ngeri gye baddukanyamu emirimu basobole okukakasa nti gitambula bulungi. Bajja kuba nga basobola okutuukirira abakugu abanaabayambako okumanyiira wamu n’okuyita mu mbeera y’eby’enfuna gye tulimu kati.

Ekisembayo, ARIE gugenda kuba nga gwe mukutu SMEs mwe zinaayita okufuna emikisa gyonna eginaatondebwawo oluvannyuma lw’okuteekawo  eby’obusuubuzi eby’awamu okwetooloola ssemazinga wa Africa yenna – (African Continental Free Trade Area)

Egenda kuyunga SMEs mu Africa ku ba musiga nsimbi wamu n’okubatonderawo emikutu mwe banaayita okugaziya emirimu gyabwe kibongere embavu ez’okusuubula nga bayita ku buli nsalo.

Omukutu gwa ARIE gugenda kubeera nga lye kkunganyizo ly’ebintu ebyenjawulo nga muno muzingiramu okufuna obutale, okwezimba ng’abantu wamu n’okwekuumira ku mutindo.

 

Nteekayo ntya okusaba kwange?

Okusaba kugenda kubeerawo okuva nga 24 Muwakanya (August) okutuuka nga 25 Mutunda (September) 2020, SMEs ezikyagadde zisobola okukyalira omukutu https://bit.ly/ARIE2020 okuteekayo okusaba kwazo.

 

Okumanya ebisingawo, tuukirira

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners)

Website: www.espartners.co

Email: info@espartners.co or arie@espartners.co

Essimu: +225 224 142 49

 

 

African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs offers support for women entrepreneurs

The African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs (ARIE) is currently working to support businesses through a zero-interest loan program with a strong focus on women entrepreneurs.

 What is ARIE?

ARIE is a Pan-African initiative committed to supporting 300 African entrepreneurs – 70% of whom will be women – by providing financial and technical assistance as well as a platform for networking that aims to connect entrepreneurs to potential investors. The initiative was started by Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners) in partnership with the US African Development Foundation (USADF), recognizing that women entrepreneurs have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenges they normally face in access to finance, skills building support, markets, and information have been exacerbated by the crisis, and they need additional support to reinvent their businesses following the pandemic.

 

What specific opportunities are available for SMEs?

ARIE will support entrepreneurs from seven countries (Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal) and from among the agri-business, manufacturing, energy and renewables, and essential services sectors. Selected SMEs will have the opportunity to receive up to 150,000 USD (Shs 540,000,000) per firm. The funds will be disbursed as an interest-free loan to ensure businesses have the working capital they need to maintain operations and scale despite the pandemic.

 

ARIE will assign each entrepreneur to a business advisor that will support them in diagnosing and rethinking their strategy and operational efficiencies. They will then have access to a team of experts that will help them adapt to and navigate the present economic reality.

Finally, the ARIE platform will help SMEs harness opportunities unleashed by the establishment of an African Continental Free Trade Area. It will connect African SMEs to potential investors and the networks they require to expand their geographical coverage, thus enhancing their capacity to trade across borders. The ARIE platform will also be a repository on a wide range of topics, including access to markets, building human capacity, and scaling.

How do I apply?

Applications will be available from 24th August through 25th September 2020. Interested SMEs should visit https://bit.ly/ARIE2020 to apply.

For more information, contact:

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners)

Website: www.espartners.co

Email: info@espartners.co or arie@espartners.co

Tel: +225 224 142 49

 


African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs offers support for women entrepreneurs

Photo is taken from Unsplash for Marketing Representation.

The African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs (ARIE) is currently working to support businesses through a zero-interest loan program with a strong focus on women entrepreneurs.

 What is ARIE?

ARIE is a Pan-African initiative committed to supporting 300 African entrepreneurs – 70% of whom will be women – by providing financial and technical assistance as well as a platform for networking that aims to connect entrepreneurs to potential investors. The initiative was started by Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners) in partnership with the US African Development Foundation (USADF), recognizing that women entrepreneurs have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Challenges they normally face in access to finance, skills building support, markets, and information have been exacerbated by the crisis, and they need additional support to reinvent their businesses following the pandemic.

 

What specific opportunities are available for SMEs?

ARIE will support entrepreneurs from seven countries (Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal) and from among the agri-business, manufacturing, energy and renewables, and essential services sectors. Selected SMEs will have the opportunity to receive up to 150,000 USD (Shs 540,000,000) per firm. The funds will be disbursed as an interest-free loan to ensure businesses have the working capital they need to maintain operations and scale despite the pandemic.

 

ARIE will assign each entrepreneur to a business advisor that will support them in diagnosing and rethinking their strategy and operational efficiencies. They will then have access to a team of experts that will help them adapt to and navigate the present economic reality.

Finally, the ARIE platform will help SMEs harness opportunities unleashed by the establishment of an African Continental Free Trade Area. It will connect African SMEs to potential investors and the networks they require to expand their geographical coverage, thus enhancing their capacity to trade across borders. The ARIE platform will also be a repository on a wide range of topics, including access to markets, building human capacity, and scaling.

How do I apply?

Applications will be available from 24th August through 25th September 2020. Interested SMEs should visit https://bit.ly/ARIE2020 to apply.

For more information, contact:

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners)

Website: www.espartners.co

Email: info@espartners.co or arie@espartners.co

Tel: +225 224 142 49

 

Ekitongole ki African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs kiyamba ku bakyala abasuubuzi.

Ekitongole kya African Resilience Initiative for Entrepreneurs (ARIE) nga kino kiyamba ku basuubuzi okusigala nga bagumu mu mbeera yonna; mu kaseera kano kiri mu kufuba okulaba nga kiyamba abasuubuzi nga kiyita mu nkola ey’okubawola amabanja agataliiko magoba era nga essira basinze kuliteeka ku bakyala.

ARIE kye ki?

ARIE kitongole kya Bafirika era nga kyewaddeyo okubeera nga kiyamba abasuubuzi Abafirika 300 – 70% bajja kuba bakyala – nga kibawa obuyambi mu by’ensimbi wamu n’amagezi g’ekikugu nga kw’otadde n’okubeera omukutu abasuubuzi mwe banaayita okusobola okukwatagana ne ba musiga nsimbi.

Enkola eno yatandikibwawo aba Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners) nga bakolaganira wamu ne US African Development Foundation (USADF), oluvannyuma lw’okukizuula nti abakyala abasuubuzi ekirwadde kya Covid-19 kibakosezza bya nsusso. Okusoomoozebwa kwe batera okusisinkana mu mbeera ya bulijjo omuli eby’ensimbi, amagezi g’ekikugu, obutale wamu n’amawulire agakwata ku bintu eby’enjawulo kweyongeredde ddala olw’akatuubagiro akaliwo era nga beetaaga obuyambi obw’enjawulo okusobola okuzza obuggya emirimu gyabwe olw’ekirwadde.

Amakolero n’eby’obusuubuzi ebitonotono (SMES) birinawo emikisa gya nnabaki?

ARIE egenda kuyamba abasuubuzi okuva mu mawanga musanvu (Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda ne Senegal) era ng’egenda kuyamba abo abali mu busuubuzi bw’ebirime, ab’amakolero, amasannyalaze n’ebisobola okuzzibwa obuggya wamu n’abakola obuweereza obw’omugaso eri obulamu.

SMEs ezinaaba zirondeddwawo zijja kuba n’omukisa ogw’okufuna ssente eziwera 150,000 USD (Shs. 540,000,000) buli emu. Ssente zino zijja kubaweebwa ng’ebbanja okutali magoba okusobola okukakasa nti ebasuubuzi balina ssente eziddukanya emirimu gyabwe egya bulijjo wamu n’okwekuumira ku mutindo newankubadde ng’ekirwadde weekiri.

ARIE buli musuubuzi ejja kumuwa omuwi w’amagezi okusobola okubayamba okwekenneenya wamu n’okuddamu okulowooza ku ngeri gye baddukanyamu emirimu basobole okukakasa nti gitambula bulungi. Bajja kuba nga basobola okutuukirira abakugu abanaabayambako okumanyiira wamu n’okuyita mu mbeera y’eby’enfuna gye tulimu kati.

Ekisembayo, ARIE gugenda kuba nga gwe mukutu SMEs mwe zinaayita okufuna emikisa gyonna eginaatondebwawo oluvannyuma lw’okuteekawo  eby’obusuubuzi eby’awamu okwetooloola ssemazinga wa Africa yenna – (African Continental Free Trade Area)

Egenda kuyunga SMEs mu Africa ku ba musiga nsimbi wamu n’okubatonderawo emikutu mwe banaayita okugaziya emirimu gyabwe kibongere embavu ez’okusuubula nga bayita ku buli nsalo.

Omukutu gwa ARIE gugenda kubeera nga lye kkunganyizo ly’ebintu ebyenjawulo nga muno muzingiramu okufuna obutale, okwezimba ng’abantu wamu n’okwekuumira ku mutindo.

 

Nteekayo ntya okusaba kwange?

Okusaba kugenda kubeerawo okuva nga 24 Muwakanya (August) okutuuka nga 25 Mutunda (September) 2020, SMEs ezikyagadde zisobola okukyalira omukutu https://bit.ly/ARIE2020 okuteekayo okusaba kwazo.

 

Okumanya ebisingawo, tuukirira

Entrepreneurial Solutions Partners (ESPartners)

Website: www.espartners.co

Email: info@espartners.co or arie@espartners.co

Essimu: +225 224 142 49

 

 

 


Abavubuka wamu n'amakolero amatonotono (SMEs) baganyuddwa mu nkola y'ekitongole ekigatta bannamakolero mu ggwanga (Uganda Manufacturers Association) ey'okubayigiriza obukugu mu bintu eby'enjawulo

Omukutu gwa Covid-19 Business Info Hub gwayogerako ne Gilbert Kibekityo ng’ono avunaanyizibwa ku nkola ey’okuyigiriza abavubuka obukugu mu bintu eby’enjawulo ng’eno yateekebwawo ekitongole ekigatta bannamakolero ekya Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) okusobola okweyongera okutegeera ebikwata ku nkola eno wamu n’okumanya engeri gy’egasaamu abavubuka wamu n’amakolero amatonotono. 

Ebbula ly’emirimu mu Uganda liri ku bitundu 9.2% ate nga mu bavubuka abali wakati w’emyaka 18 – 30, ebitundu 13.3% be balera engalo. Nga beesigama ku mbeera eyo, UMA yagunjaawo enkola ey’okuyigiriza abavubuka obukugu mu bintu eby’enjawulo okubasobozesa okufuna emirimu wano mu ggwanga wamu ne mu mawanga ag’ebweru.

Nga bayita mu nkola eno, UMA esobodde okutendeka abayizi abawerera ddala 5,502 (64.04% balenzi ate 38.96% bawala), ku bano, abayizi 3,445 baamala okuteekebwa mu bitongole eby’enjawulo okwongera okutendekebwa nga n’ebintu bwe babiraba wamu n’okubikwatirako ddala.

Abayizi bano baalondebwa era ne basembebwa zi ssettendekero (University) mwenda era nga bassibwa mu bitongole eby’enjawulo okumala ebbanga lya myezi 3 okutuuka ku myezi 6. Ebitundu 92% ku bitongole ebyenyigira mu nkola eno bikakasa nti abavubuka abatendekeddwa baba balungi ku mirimu bw’ogeraageranya n’abalala.

Kutendekebwa kwa nnabaki okubeera mu nkola eno?

Enkola eno ewa abavubuka okutendekebwa mu bintu ebiringa ebyangungu omuli okuwandiika alipoota, eby’empuliziganya, okukolera awamu, okugonjoola ebizibu, obukujjukujju wamu n’obuyiiya, obukugu mu kutandikawo emirimu, eby’obulamu n’okwekuuma nga kw’otadde n’obukugu mu kuteekateeka ebintu eby’enjawulo.

Abayizi bano oluvannyuma batwalibwa mu makolero ag’enjawulo okwongera okutendekebwa wamu n’okuyigirizibwa obukugu ng’ebintu babikwatirako ddala omuli enkozesa y’ebyuma bi kalimagezi, eby’obulimu , n’ebirala.

Okutendekebwa kuno kukolebwa ku zi ssettendekero omuli, Kyambogo University(KYU), Makerere University (MUK), Busitema University (BU), Gulu University (GU), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Lira University (LU), Muni University (MU), Uganda Management Institute (UMI) wamu ne Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

Abavubuka bakola batya  okwewandiisa mu nkola eno?

Abayizi abaakatikkirwa okuva mu zi ssettendekero ezo omwenda ezimenyeddwa waggulu wamu n’abo abali mu mwaka gwabwe ogusembayo bakubirizibwa okusaba okwegatta mu nkola eno nga bayita eri omukwanaganya w’emirimu ku ssettendekero yaabwe. Oluvannyuma bajja kuweebwa empapula ezibakkiriza okuva mu UMA era nga mu kaseera kano we bajja okufunira endagiriro y’okumutimbagano we banaayita okwegatta ku nkola eno.

Okutendebwa kukolebwa ku zi ssettendekero zaabwe era oluvannyuma abavubuka UMA n’egenda ng’ebagaba mu bitongole eby’enjawulo by’ekolagana nabyo ng’esinziira ku buli omu kye yasoma wamu n’obukugu bw’aba afunye mu kutendekebwa. Bw’emala okubagaba, UMA efaayo okulondoola abayizi bano okusobola okwetegereza engeri gye batambuzaamu emirimu.

SMEs zisobola zitya okukwatagana n’abavubuka bano mu ngeri y’okugezesebwa oba okufuna abo abamaze okutikkirwa be bandyagadde okuwa emirimu?

SMES ezirina obwetaavu ziba zirina okukolagana ne UMA butereevu nga ziyita ku ndagiririo eyo wammanga, ekitongole kiba kirina okunnyonnyola ekika ky’obukugu kye beetaaga awo UMA n’eronda mu bayizi abaatendekebwa era n’ebaweereza ebitongole bino okusinziira ku bwetaavu bwabyo.

Abavubuka abaagadde enkola eno basobola okutuukirira UMA ku ndagiriro eno;

Uganda Manufacturers Association

P.O Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds, Kampala

Essimu: +256 414 221 034/287615

Website: www.uma.or.ug or Project Website: www.intership.uma.or.ug

The COVID-19 Business Info Hub spoke with Gilbert Kibekityo of the Uganda Manufacturers Association’s (UMA) Skilling Program to understand more about the program and how both youth and SMEs can benefit. 

Uganda’s national unemployment rate stands at 9.2% with the youth unemployment rate those aged 18-30 years standing at 13.3%. The skilling program was designed by UMA to equip youth with skillsets for both national and international employment.

Under the program, UMA has managed to train a total of 5,502 students (64.04% male and 38.96% female), of which a total of 3,445 were placed in different companies for practical skills acquisition. These interns were selected and recommended by nine universities and receive company placement for a period of between 3 and 6 months. 92% of companies involved in the program confirmed that the youth trained under this program are more employable compared to others.

What kind of training does the program offer?

The program provides an induction training for soft skills like report writing, communication, teamwork, problem-solving, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship development, occupational health and safety, and organization skills. Trainees are later placed into industry for technical and hands on skills acquisition in IT, engineering, agriculture, or other fields. Training sessions are carried out at universities, which include Kyambogo University (KYU), Makerere University (Mak), Busitema University (BU), Gulu University (GU), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Lira University (LU), Muni University (MU), Uganda Management Institute (UMI), and Makerere University Business School (MUBS).

How can youth enroll in the program?

Recent graduates from the nine universities mentioned above or students in their final year are encouraged to apply for the program through the liaison officer at the universities. After that, they may obtain nomination forms from UMA, at which point they will be provided with login credentials to log in to the web portal.

Training takes place at the individual universities, after which youth are placed by the UMA placement team in the respective partner companies depending on the courses they studied and the skills acquired during the program. After placement, UMA conducts on the ground monitoring to understand the progress trainees.

How can SMEs engage these youth for internships or access graduates they may be interested in hiring long-term?

Interested SMEs should engage UMA directly via the contact information below, after which companies will send information about the skillsets they are looking for. UMA selects candidates from their database of inducted interns and sends to these companies accordingly.

 

Contact information for interested youth

 

Uganda Manufacturers Association

P.O Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds, Kampala

Tel: +256 414 221 034/287615

Website: www.uma.or.ug or Project Website: www.intership.uma.or.ug


UMA Skilling Program Offers Benefits for both Youth and SMEs

The COVID-19 Business Info Hub spoke with Gilbert Kibekityo of the Uganda Manufacturers Association’s (UMA) Skilling Program to understand more about the program and how both youth and SMEs can benefit. 

Uganda’s national unemployment rate stands at 9.2% with the youth unemployment rate those aged 18-30 years standing at 13.3%. The skilling program was designed by UMA to equip youth with skillsets for both national and international employment.

Under the program, UMA has managed to train a total of 5,502 students (64.04% male and 38.96% female), of which a total of 3,445 were placed in different companies for practical skills acquisition. These interns were selected and recommended by nine universities and receive company placement for a period of between 3 and 6 months. 92% of companies involved in the program confirmed that the youth trained under this program are more employable compared to others.

What kind of training does the program offer?

The program provides an induction training for soft skills like report writing, communication, teamwork, problem-solving, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship development, occupational health and safety, and organization skills. Trainees are later placed into industry for technical and hands on skills acquisition in IT, engineering, agriculture, or other fields. Training sessions are carried out at universities, which include Kyambogo University (KYU), Makerere University (Mak), Busitema University (BU), Gulu University (GU), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Lira University (LU), Muni University (MU), Uganda Management Institute (UMI), and Makerere University Business School (MUBS).

How can youth enroll in the program?

Recent graduates from the nine universities mentioned above or students in their final year are encouraged to apply for the program through the liaison officer at the universities. After that, they may obtain nomination forms from UMA, at which point they will be provided with login credentials to log in to the web portal.

Training takes place at the individual universities, after which youth are placed by the UMA placement team in the respective partner companies depending on the courses they studied and the skills acquired during the program. After placement, UMA conducts on the ground monitoring to understand the progress trainees.

How can SMEs engage these youth for internships or access graduates they may be interested in hiring long-term?

Interested SMEs should engage UMA directly via the contact information below, after which companies will send information about the skillsets they are looking for. UMA selects candidates from their database of inducted interns and sends to these companies accordingly.

 

Contact information for interested youth

 

Uganda Manufacturers Association

P.O Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds, Kampala

Tel: +256 414 221 034/287615

Website: www.uma.or.ug or Project Website: www.intership.uma.or.ug

Abavubuka wamu n’amakolero amatonotono (SMEs) baganyuddwa mu nkola y’ekitongole ekigatta bannamakolero mu ggwanga (Uganda Manufacturers Association) ey’okubayigiriza obukugu mu bintu eby’enjawulo

 

Omukutu gwa Covid-19 Business Info Hub gwayogerako ne Gilbert Kibekityo ng’ono avunaanyizibwa ku nkola ey’okuyigiriza abavubuka obukugu mu bintu eby’enjawulo ng’eno yateekebwawo ekitongole ekigatta bannamakolero ekya Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA) okusobola okweyongera okutegeera ebikwata ku nkola eno wamu n’okumanya engeri gy’egasaamu abavubuka wamu n’amakolero amatonotono.

 

Ebbula ly’emirimu mu Uganda liri ku bitundu 9.2% ate nga mu bavubuka abali wakati w’emyaka 18 – 30, ebitundu 13.3% be balera engalo. Nga beesigama ku mbeera eyo, UMA yagunjaawo enkola ey’okuyigiriza abavubuka obukugu mu bintu eby’enjawulo okubasobozesa okufuna emirimu wano mu ggwanga wamu ne mu mawanga ag’ebweru.

 

Nga bayita mu nkola eno, UMA esobodde okutendeka abayizi abawerera ddala 5,502 (64.04% balenzi ate 38.96% bawala), ku bano, abayizi 3,445 baamala okuteekebwa mu bitongole eby’enjawulo okwongera okutendekebwa nga n’ebintu bwe babiraba wamu n’okubikwatirako ddala.

 

Abayizi bano baalondebwa era ne basembebwa zi ssettendekero (University) mwenda era nga bassibwa mu bitongole eby’enjawulo okumala ebbanga lya myezi 3 okutuuka ku myezi 6. Ebitundu 92% ku bitongole ebyenyigira mu nkola eno bikakasa nti abavubuka abatendekeddwa baba balungi ku mirimu bw’ogeraageranya n’abalala.

 

Kutendekebwa kwa nnabaki okubeera mu nkola eno?

Enkola eno ewa abavubuka okutendekebwa mu bintu ebiringa ebyangungu omuli okuwandiika alipoota, eby’empuliziganya, okukolera awamu, okugonjoola ebizibu, obukujjukujju wamu n’obuyiiya, obukugu mu kutandikawo emirimu, eby’obulamu n’okwekuuma nga kw’otadde n’obukugu mu kuteekateeka ebintu eby’enjawulo.

 

Abayizi bano oluvannyuma batwalibwa mu makolero ag’enjawulo okwongera okutendekebwa wamu n’okuyigirizibwa obukugu ng’ebintu babikwatirako ddala omuli enkozesa y’ebyuma bi kalimagezi, eby’obulimu , n’ebirala.

 

Okutendekebwa kuno kukolebwa ku zi ssettendekero omuli, Kyambogo University(KYU), Makerere University (MUK), Busitema University (BU), Gulu University (GU), Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Lira University (LU), Muni University (MU), Uganda Management Institute (UMI) wamu ne Makerere University Business School (MUBS)

 

Abavubuka bakola batya  okwewandiisa mu nkola eno?

Abayizi abaakatikkirwa okuva mu zi ssettendekero ezo omwenda ezimenyeddwa waggulu wamu n’abo abali mu mwaka gwabwe ogusembayo bakubirizibwa okusaba okwegatta mu nkola eno nga bayita eri omukwanaganya w’emirimu ku ssettendekero yaabwe. Oluvannyuma bajja kuweebwa empapula ezibakkiriza okuva mu UMA era nga mu kaseera kano we bajja okufunira endagiriro y’okumutimbagano we banaayita okwegatta ku nkola eno.

Okutendebwa kukolebwa ku zi ssettendekero zaabwe era oluvannyuma abavubuka UMA n’egenda ng’ebagaba mu bitongole eby’enjawulo by’ekolagana nabyo ng’esinziira ku buli omu kye yasoma wamu n’obukugu bw’aba afunye mu kutendekebwa. Bw’emala okubagaba, UMA efaayo okulondoola abayizi bano okusobola okwetegereza engeri gye batambuzaamu emirimu.

 

SMEs zisobola zitya okukwatagana n’abavubuka bano mu ngeri y’okugezesebwa oba okufuna abo abamaze okutikkirwa be bandyagadde okuwa emirimu?

SMES ezirina obwetaavu ziba zirina okukolagana ne UMA butereevu nga ziyita ku ndagiririo eyo wammanga, ekitongole kiba kirina okunnyonnyola ekika ky’obukugu kye beetaaga awo UMA n’eronda mu bayizi abaatendekebwa era n’ebaweereza ebitongole bino okusinziira ku bwetaavu bwabyo.

 

Abavubuka abaagadde enkola eno basobola okutuukirira UMA ku ndagiriro eno;

Uganda Manufacturers Association

P.O Box 6966, Lugogo Show Grounds, Kampala

Essimu: +256 414 221 034/287615

Website: www.uma.or.ug or Project Website: www.intership.uma.or.ug


Emikisa egirindiridde amakolero n’eby’obusuubuzi ebitonotono (SMEs) mu lukungaana lwa African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) olwa buli mwaka okuva nga 8 – 11 Mutunda (September) , 2020.  

Emikisa egirindiridde amakolero n’eby’obusuubuzi ebitonotono (SMEs) mu lukungaana lwa African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) olwa buli mwaka okuva nga 8 – 11 Mutunda (September) , 2020.  

Olukungaana lwa African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) – kino kitongole ekitakabanira okutumbula n’okukulaakulanya eby’obulimi mu Africa olw’omulundi ogw’ekkumi lugenda kubaawo okuva nga 8 okutuuka nga 11 omwezi gwa Mutunda (September) 2020 era nga lugenda kutegekebwa Gavumenti ya Rwanda ng’ekolaganira wamu ne banna kibiina abalala (AGRF Partners Group)

Mu nsi yonna, AGRF etwalibwa okubeera nga y’ekwatidde eby’obulimi bya Africa omumuli, ng’eyita mu kukwataganya abenyigira mu by’obulimi okusobola okubaako ne kye bakola nga kw’otadde n’okuyigira ku bannaabwe kisobozese eby’obulimi mu Africa okugenda mu maaso.

Ebikwata ku lukungaana luno 

Olukungaana lw’omwaka guno lujjidde mu kaseera akazibuzibu ng’ebibuga ebisinga obukulu mu Africa; naddala ebyo ebyesigama ennyo ku mmere eggyibwa mu mawanga ag’ebweru bitawaanyizibwa ebbula ly’emmere olw’omuggalo ogwassibwa mu mawanga agasinga obungi okusobola okuziyiza okusaasanyizibwa kw’ekirwadde kya ssennyiga omukambwe- Covid -19.

Omulamwa gw’olukungana olw’omulundi guno guli nti; Liisa ebibuga, Okuze Ssemazinga: Tutereeze obutale bw’emmere mu bibuga kitusobozese okuteekawo embeera gye tufunamu emmere mu ngeri eyeesigika era eya nnamaddala mu Africa, nabwekityo tusaana okuddamu okwetegereza engeri eby’emmere gye bikwatibwamu olwo   tulyoke tusobole okuyamba buli gwe kikwatako.

Emikisa SMEs gye zirina nga ziyita mu kanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room (ADR)

Ekimu ku bintu eby’enkizo ebibeera mu lukungana lwa AGRF ke kanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room,   kano kaba kaseera ka nsisinkano eri ebitongole  eby’enyigira mu by’obulimi n’okusuubula ebirime ng’ekigendererwa kwe kubisobozesa okufuna be bakolagana nabo abapya, okubamanyisa engeri gye basobola okufunamu okuyambibwako mu by’ensimbi, okulungamizibwa mu bintu eby’enjawulo wamu n’engeri gye basobola okufunamu obutale okusobola okutuukiriza ebigendererwa byabwe eby’okwekulaakulanya.

Agribusiness Deal Room eruubirira okubeera nga gwe mukutu ogukyasinze okubeera nga ye nsibuko y’okufuna enkolagana empya mu by’obusuubuzi wamu n’okuyambibwako mu by’ensimbi eri abenyigira mu by’obulimi wamu n’obusuubuzi bw’ebirime nga kw’otadde ne SMEs ezisinga obungi mu myaka egijja.

Agribusiness Deal Room nate esobozesa gavumenti ez’enjawulo okwanjula emikisa gye ziba zirina eri ba musiga nsimbi, okuteekawo wamu n’okutumbula ebibasendasenda nga kw’otadde n’okufuna ensisinkano n’abo abandyagadde okusiga ensimbi mu mawanga gaabwe.

Ekitongole ki Allience for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) kyakolaganye n’ekitongole ekivunaanyizibwa ku by’okusiga ensimbi mu Uganda ki Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) okusobola okwagazisa n’okulaga ba musiga nsimbi emikisa egiriwo mu kuteeka ssente mu by’obulimi bya Uganda nga bayita mu kanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room ak’omwaka guno.

Emikisa gino gigenda kubeera nga giteekebwawo nga bakolaganira wamu ne Minisitule y’eby’obusuubuzi, amakolero wamu n’obwegassi (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives – MTIC), ekitongole ki Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) – nga kino kitongole ekikwasaganya abalimi abalima eby’okutunda naye nga balimira ku musingi omutonotono, Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA) – kino kitongole ekigattira awamu abantu abeenyigira mu busuubuzi bw’ebirime, Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) – Kino kitongole ekivunaanyizibwa ku kutumbulu ebintu ebitundibwa ebweru w’eggwanga, Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL) – eno nga ye bbanka evunaanyizibwa ku by’enkulaakulana mu ggwanga, ABI Development wamu ne USAID.

Akanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room aka Uganda kajja kubeerawo ku Lw’okusatu nga 9 Mutunda (September) ku ssaawa ttaano ez’okumakya (11:00 am)  era nga kajja kumala obudde bwa ssaawa emu yokka. Mu kiseera kino abakungu okuva mu Uganda bajja kuweebwa omukisa okwanjula emikisa egiriwo okusigwamu ensimbi mu Uganda eri ebikonge eby’enjawulo omuli ba musiga nsimbi, banna byankulaakulana ab’enjawulo,  abagabirizi b’obuyambi n’abalala abagwa mu kkowe eryo.

Ayagala  okwewandiisa, osobola okuyita ku mukutu guno; https://agrf.missingsecond.com/Home/Register.

Bw’oba oli musuubuzi anoonya abakuteekamu ssente, tukusaba oweereza email ku dealroom@agra.org ofune w’oteerayo okusabakwo.

Ebyava mu kanyomero ka Deal Room ak’olukungana lwa AGRF olwa 2019

Olukungana lwa 2019 lwetabwamu ebitongole 117 okuva mu Africa era nga 40% ku bitongole bino byali bya bakyala. Bino byali byetaaga okuteekwamu ssente eziri eyo mu bukadde 800 obwa doola ($800m) era nga byasobola okukwasaganyizibwa ne ba musiga nsimbi abasoba mu makumi ana (40) nga kw’otadde n’ebitongole by’ensimbi eby’enjawulo nga bayita mu nkiiko 350 ezaategekebwa.

Gavumenti kkumi na mukaaga ze zaayanjula emikisa gye zaalina eri ba musiga nsimbi  era nga bino byali bibalirirwamu obuwumbi bwa doola bubiri ($ 2 billion). Bwe zityo ensimbi eziwerera ddala obukadde bwa doola bibiri ($200m) ze zassibwako omukono okubeera nga zisigibwa mu mawanga omwali Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Eswatini ne Ivory Coast.

Endagiriro:

Okumanya ebisingawo, tukusaba otuukirirea Lilian Githinji ku lgithinji@agra.org Essimu: +256 783 323328 oba Peter Mulira on pmulira@ugandainvest.go.ug  Essimu: +256 788 421421

Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Ofiisi yaabwe mu Uganda;

Plot 42, Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala.

Essimu: +256 392 264980/1

Website: https://agra.org/focus-countries-old/uganda/

The 10th Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group. The AGRF is considered the world’s leading forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.

Background

This year’s Summit comes at an unprecedented time when major African cities, especially those that rely mainly on imported food, face a looming hunger crisis following implementation of lockdowns in several countries to contain the spread of COVID-19. The theme of the summit, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa, is a call to action to rethink food systems to deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all.

Opportunities for SMEs through the Agribusiness Deal Room

One of the key events at the AGRF is the Agribusiness Deal Room, a matchmaking session whose objective is to drive new business deals and commitments by providing companies in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors with information on access to finance, mentorship, and market entry solutions to support their growth objectives. The Agribusiness Deal Room aspires to be the prime platform to drive deal origination and access to finance for a pool of critical agribusiness and SMEs in the coming years. It also creates opportunities for governments to present investment opportunities, promote investment incentives and engage with interested investors.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has partnered with Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to pitch investment opportunities from Uganda’s agricultural sector during this year’s Agribusiness Deal Room. These opportunities will be made available in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA), Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA), Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB), Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL), aBi Development and USAID.

The Uganda Country Deal Room Session will take place virtually on Wednesday, 9th September at 11:00am (Central African Time). This will be a one-hour session during which the country delegation will have the opportunity to showcase opportunities to a wide range of potential investors, development partners, bi-lateral donors amongst other stakeholders. To register please click the link below https://agrf.missingsecond.com/Home/Register. If you are an entrepreneur looking for investors, please email dealroom@agra.org to receive the submission template.

Outcome of the Dealroom at the 2019 AGRF Forum

The 2019 forum hosted 117 African enterprises (40% women-owned) seeking around $800m in  investments and matched enterprises with over 40 investors and financial institutions through 350 scheduled meetings. Sixteen governments presented investment opportunities totaling $2billion and Grow Africa term sheets totaling $200m were signed for investments in Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Eswatini and Ivory Coast.

Contact Details:

For further information, kindly get in touch with Lilian Githinji on lgithinji@agra.org Tel: +256 783 323328 or Peter Mulira on pmulira@ugandainvest.go.ug  Tel: +256 788 421421

Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Uganda Country Office,

Plot 42, Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala.

Tel: +256 392 264980/1

Website: https://agra.org/focus-countries-old/uganda/


Opportunities for SMEs at the Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) September, 8 – 11, 2020

The 10th Annual Summit of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), will be held virtually from 8-11 September 2020 and will be co-hosted by the Government of Rwanda and the AGRF Partners Group. The AGRF is considered the world’s leading forum for African agriculture, bringing together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape to take practical actions and share lessons that will move African agriculture forward.

Background

This year’s Summit comes at an unprecedented time when major African cities, especially those that rely mainly on imported food, face a looming hunger crisis following implementation of lockdowns in several countries to contain the spread of COVID-19. The theme of the summit, Feed the Cities, Grow the Continent: Leveraging Urban Food Markets to Achieve Sustainable Food Systems in Africa, is a call to action to rethink food systems to deliver resilient, better nourished, and more prosperous outcomes for all.

Opportunities for SMEs through the Agribusiness Deal Room

One of the key events at the AGRF is the Agribusiness Deal Room, a matchmaking session whose objective is to drive new business deals and commitments by providing companies in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors with information on access to finance, mentorship, and market entry solutions to support their growth objectives. The Agribusiness Deal Room aspires to be the prime platform to drive deal origination and access to finance for a pool of critical agribusiness and SMEs in the coming years. It also creates opportunities for governments to present investment opportunities, promote investment incentives and engage with interested investors.

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has partnered with Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to pitch investment opportunities from Uganda’s agricultural sector during this year’s Agribusiness Deal Room. These opportunities will be made available in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MTIC), Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA), Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA), Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB), Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL), aBi Development and USAID.

The Uganda Country Deal Room Session will take place virtually on Wednesday, 9th September at 11:00am (Central African Time). This will be a one-hour session during which the country delegation will have the opportunity to showcase opportunities to a wide range of potential investors, development partners, bi-lateral donors amongst other stakeholders. To register please click the link below https://agrf.missingsecond.com/Home/Register. If you are an entrepreneur looking for investors, please email dealroom@agra.org to receive the submission template.

Outcome of the Dealroom at the 2019 AGRF Forum

The 2019 forum hosted 117 African enterprises (40% women-owned) seeking around $800m in  investments and matched enterprises with over 40 investors and financial institutions through 350 scheduled meetings. Sixteen governments presented investment opportunities totaling $2billion and Grow Africa term sheets totaling $200m were signed for investments in Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Eswatini and Ivory Coast.

Contact Details:

For further information, kindly get in touch with Lilian Githinji on lgithinji@agra.org Tel: +256 783 323328 or Peter Mulira on pmulira@ugandainvest.go.ug  Tel: +256 788 421421

Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Uganda Country Office,

Plot 42, Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala.

Tel: +256 392 264980/1

Website: https://agra.org/focus-countries-old/uganda/

Emikisa egirindiridde amakolero n’eby’obusuubuzi ebitonotono (SMEs) mu lukungaana lwa African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) olwa buli mwaka okuva nga 8 – 11 Mutunda (September) , 2020.  

Olukungaana lwa African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) – kino kitongole ekitakabanira okutumbula n’okukulaakulanya eby’obulimi mu Africa olw’omulundi ogw’ekkumi lugenda kubaawo okuva nga 8 okutuuka nga 11 omwezi gwa Mutunda (September) 2020 era nga lugenda kutegekebwa Gavumenti ya Rwanda ng’ekolaganira wamu ne banna kibiina abalala (AGRF Partners Group)

Mu nsi yonna, AGRF etwalibwa okubeera nga y’ekwatidde eby’obulimi bya Africa omumuli, ng’eyita mu kukwataganya abenyigira mu by’obulimi okusobola okubaako ne kye bakola nga kw’otadde n’okuyigira ku bannaabwe kisobozese eby’obulimi mu Africa okugenda mu maaso.

Ebikwata ku lukungaana luno 

Olukungaana lw’omwaka guno lujjidde mu kaseera akazibuzibu ng’ebibuga ebisinga obukulu mu Africa; naddala ebyo ebyesigama ennyo ku mmere eggyibwa mu mawanga ag’ebweru bitawaanyizibwa ebbula ly’emmere olw’omuggalo ogwassibwa mu mawanga agasinga obungi okusobola okuziyiza okusaasanyizibwa kw’ekirwadde kya ssennyiga omukambwe- Covid -19.

Omulamwa gw’olukungana olw’omulundi guno guli nti; Liisa ebibuga, Okuze Ssemazinga: Tutereeze obutale bw’emmere mu bibuga kitusobozese okuteekawo embeera gye tufunamu emmere mu ngeri eyeesigika era eya nnamaddala mu Africa, nabwekityo tusaana okuddamu okwetegereza engeri eby’emmere gye bikwatibwamu olwo   tulyoke tusobole okuyamba buli gwe kikwatako.

Emikisa SMEs gye zirina nga ziyita mu kanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room (ADR)

Ekimu ku bintu eby’enkizo ebibeera mu lukungana lwa AGRF ke kanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room,   kano kaba kaseera ka nsisinkano eri ebitongole  eby’enyigira mu by’obulimi n’okusuubula ebirime ng’ekigendererwa kwe kubisobozesa okufuna be bakolagana nabo abapya, okubamanyisa engeri gye basobola okufunamu okuyambibwako mu by’ensimbi, okulungamizibwa mu bintu eby’enjawulo wamu n’engeri gye basobola okufunamu obutale okusobola okutuukiriza ebigendererwa byabwe eby’okwekulaakulanya.

Agribusiness Deal Room eruubirira okubeera nga gwe mukutu ogukyasinze okubeera nga ye nsibuko y’okufuna enkolagana empya mu by’obusuubuzi wamu n’okuyambibwako mu by’ensimbi eri abenyigira mu by’obulimi wamu n’obusuubuzi bw’ebirime nga kw’otadde ne SMEs ezisinga obungi mu myaka egijja.

Agribusiness Deal Room nate esobozesa gavumenti ez’enjawulo okwanjula emikisa gye ziba zirina eri ba musiga nsimbi, okuteekawo wamu n’okutumbula ebibasendasenda nga kw’otadde n’okufuna ensisinkano n’abo abandyagadde okusiga ensimbi mu mawanga gaabwe.

Ekitongole ki Allience for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) kyakolaganye n’ekitongole ekivunaanyizibwa ku by’okusiga ensimbi mu Uganda ki Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) okusobola okwagazisa n’okulaga ba musiga nsimbi emikisa egiriwo mu kuteeka ssente mu by’obulimi bya Uganda nga bayita mu kanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room ak’omwaka guno.

Emikisa gino gigenda kubeera nga giteekebwawo nga bakolaganira wamu ne Minisitule y’eby’obusuubuzi, amakolero wamu n’obwegassi (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives – MTIC), ekitongole ki Commercial Agriculture for Smallholders and Agribusiness (CASA) – nga kino kitongole ekikwasaganya abalimi abalima eby’okutunda naye nga balimira ku musingi omutonotono, Uganda Agribusiness Alliance (UAA) – kino kitongole ekigattira awamu abantu abeenyigira mu busuubuzi bw’ebirime, Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) – Kino kitongole ekivunaanyizibwa ku kutumbulu ebintu ebitundibwa ebweru w’eggwanga, Uganda Development Bank Ltd (UDBL) – eno nga ye bbanka evunaanyizibwa ku by’enkulaakulana mu ggwanga, ABI Development wamu ne USAID.

Akanyomero ka Agribusiness Deal Room aka Uganda kajja kubeerawo ku Lw’okusatu nga 9 Mutunda (September) ku ssaawa ttaano ez’okumakya (11:00 am)  era nga kajja kumala obudde bwa ssaawa emu yokka. Mu kiseera kino abakungu okuva mu Uganda bajja kuweebwa omukisa okwanjula emikisa egiriwo okusigwamu ensimbi mu Uganda eri ebikonge eby’enjawulo omuli ba musiga nsimbi, banna byankulaakulana ab’enjawulo,  abagabirizi b’obuyambi n’abalala abagwa mu kkowe eryo.

Ayagala  okwewandiisa, osobola okuyita ku mukutu guno; https://agrf.missingsecond.com/Home/Register.

Bw’oba oli musuubuzi anoonya abakuteekamu ssente, tukusaba oweereza email ku dealroom@agra.org ofune w’oteerayo okusabakwo.

Ebyava mu kanyomero ka Deal Room ak’olukungana lwa AGRF olwa 2019

Olukungana lwa 2019 lwetabwamu ebitongole 117 okuva mu Africa era nga 40% ku bitongole bino byali bya bakyala. Bino byali byetaaga okuteekwamu ssente eziri eyo mu bukadde 800 obwa doola ($800m) era nga byasobola okukwasaganyizibwa ne ba musiga nsimbi abasoba mu makumi ana (40) nga kw’otadde n’ebitongole by’ensimbi eby’enjawulo nga bayita mu nkiiko 350 ezaategekebwa.

Gavumenti kkumi na mukaaga ze zaayanjula emikisa gye zaalina eri ba musiga nsimbi  era nga bino byali bibalirirwamu obuwumbi bwa doola bubiri ($ 2 billion). Bwe zityo ensimbi eziwerera ddala obukadde bwa doola bibiri ($200m) ze zassibwako omukono okubeera nga zisigibwa mu mawanga omwali Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, Eswatini ne Ivory Coast.

Endagiriro:

Okumanya ebisingawo, tukusaba otuukirirea Lilian Githinji ku lgithinji@agra.org Essimu: +256 783 323328 oba Peter Mulira on pmulira@ugandainvest.go.ug  Essimu: +256 788 421421

Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

Ofiisi yaabwe mu Uganda;

Plot 42, Princess Anne Drive, Bugolobi, Kampala.

Essimu: +256 392 264980/1

Website: https://agra.org/focus-countries-old/uganda/