Introducing 35 newly selected green businesses joining UGEFA

12 APRIL 2022 | KAMPALA

We are pleased to announce a new group of 35 green enterprises that have been selected to join the UGEFA Programme!

Newly selected businesses are implementing disruptive business models within the sectors of Green Manufacturing (including Agro-processing), Clean Energy, Waste Management, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Transport. Yellow Star Produce and Food Processors is an agro-based food processing and social enterprise fighting malnutrition problems in the rural parts of Northern Uganda through innovative organic food products production and by providing entrepreneurship skills among women and youth. AgriNet Uganda operates in the agricultural value chain as a processor and off-taker of agricultural products from smallholder farmers, who are provided with tailored training from production to post-harvest handling. Elsmat conservation technologies develops affordable, smoke-free bio-briquettes from recycled agricultural waste and customised, durable and eco-friendly energy-saving stoves from clay and scrap iron sheets that conserve energy.

Sun Time Uganda Limited supports and promotes the conservation of the environment by replacing polling energy systems with clean energy products like solar lamps. They have reduced the rate of deforestation by introducing a new clean way of heating and cooking through solar water heaters and solar induction cookers. Biha Eco Venture transforms plastic waste content and industrial poultry eggshells into recycled plastic building materials, providing an alternative to timber products that helps to reduce the deforestation rate. Clean Energy Partnership for Africa (CEPA) is a green company with a vision for powering agriculture through farm sustainability assessment to create value for smallholder farmers through technology transfer and participation in developing a biomass supply chain for waste to energy with electricity as an export product of rural areas. Wild Places Africa is a sustainable tourism company with focus on conservation with the aim to create a positive environmental and social impact through practices such as the use of clean energy, sustainable, low impact tourism, and participation in biodiversity conservation projects.

Want to meet even more of the 35 green businesses who will be joining the UGEFA programme in the coming months? Discover more here.

Do you want to be part of the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator? This is your opportunity to join the LAST CALL FOR APPLICATIONS. Register here and submit your full application by 30 April 2022.

Selected businesses benefit from:

Catalyser Support 

  • Customised business development support from expert Business Advisors focused on developing growth and financial plans to successfully scale your business
  • Interactive workshops with easy-to-use, practical tools – tested and proven by green entrepreneurs around the globe – to prepare and manage your growth
  • Peer-to-peer learning and networking with like-minded entrepreneurs
  • Showcasing your enterprise during high-level events and ongoing ecosystem building activities

Loan Facilitation

  • Privileged access to UGEFA pipeline to finance through our partner banks
  • Expert support to apply for a discounted loan for your investment needs
  • Business advisory to invest in growth and scale impacts through accessing finance

Want to know if your enterprise is eligible or have questions about the application process? Sign up for an Information Session where you can ask your queries to our experts at: https://seeds.uno/ugefainfo.

Register now for UGEFA and submit your full application by 30 April 2022.