We reduce the risk of financing change by working together with commercial banks to provide green SME lending. By providing insights into the potential of green SME finance, the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator builds a community of practice among financial institutions and other stakeholders of entrepreneurial ecosystems. Our programme includes a comprehensive package of activities for financial institutions in Uganda, which are interested in green SME finance.

 

Our Programme Activities for Finance Institutions:

Co-creation of tailored loan mechanisms

Co-creation of tailored loan mechanisms

Collaborate with financial institutions to support the development and pilot implementation of loans tailored to the needs of green SMEs
Annual Green Finance Dialogue Fora

Annual Green Finance Dialogue Fora

Provide a platform for networking and exchange of knowledge and insights on green and climate finance, based on interactive and innovative formats and workshops
Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

Support banks to expand their customer base to green and growing SMEs as well as provide innovative eligibility checking and portfolio management tools
Interactive Green and Climate Finance Trainings

Interactive Green and Climate Finance Trainings

Provide trainings free of cost for financial institutions to build the case for green SME Finance and to leverage opportunities for green and climate finance

Are you a financial institution and interested in


Gaining experience in new and growing markets like climate finance,
green finance and green bonds origination?

Sustainability in your core business rather than only in your
corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities?

Medium and long term risk reduction?

A leadership role in the banking sector?

Benefits of Programme Participation for Finance Institutions:

Pipeline Provision

Pipeline Provision

You will benefit from a pipeline of bankable green enterprises, which have accessed intensive capacity building support to build finance-ready business capabilities and systems
Improved Information

Improved Information

A lower information asymmetry when providing loans to enterprise graduates of the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator
Enhanced Knowledge

Enhanced Knowledge

Enhanced knowledge and in-depth understanding of Green SME Finance supported by innovative tools and participatory trainings