We believe in the power of green enterprises to achieve environmental and social impact, and with UGEFA we are creating a solid foundation for their growth.
The UGEFA programme supports green Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through group and individual sessions to develop business and financial plans needed to access financing. Moreover, UGEFA increases financial systems and capacities and facilitates access to tailored loans for SMEs with growth potential.
What is a green enterprise and why do they matter?
Climate change is the world's greatest threat in the twenty-first century. There is ample evidence that SMEs are crucial to achieving the net-zero and are well-positioned to contribute to climate change adaptation. On the other hand, SMEs have more significant climate change risks than bigger organizations.
Unlike larger companies, smaller businesses rarely have access to cash reserves or influence over increasingly complex supply chains.
UGEFA supports green and inclusive enterprises to bring their solution to scale and to become the spearheads of green growth in Uganda.
Green enterprises we support
The UGEFA programme supports enterprises from green manufacturing (including agro-processing), clean energy, waste management sustainable tourism, and sustainable transport sectors. Meet some UGEA-supported enterprises here.
Videos from Enterprises
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Meet our green enterprises: What is a "green" SME? - Gorilla Conservation Coffee
How does it work?
1. Registration & Application
2. Catalyser Support & Loan Application
3. Accelerator Support
Join the UGEFA Catalyser!
During a series of 5 UGEFA Catalyser workshops join your peers to refine your business model, financial systems management and your impact measures. Take part in top tier business development support and hands-on interactive capacity building to develop a solid growth strategy and investment proposal. Prepare your enterprise for scale, while ensuring that you are all set for your loan application.
Apply for a loan
Join the UGEFA Accelerator!
Once your loan application has been approved, you can join tailored one-on-one support to manage growth, financials, and impact to take your enterprise to the next level.