If you want to know more about how UGEFA is supporting green SMEs in different sectors in Uganda, what better way than hearing directly from them? Three of the enterprises that are part of the UGEFA programme shared how they are being supported and the aspects they find key about this boost.
MICE Uganda is a full-service Incentive House and Destination Management Company that specialises in travel/safari arrangement and MICE (Meetings Incentives, Conferences and Events). As its founder Babra Adoso shares, the customised business development support that UGEFA offers them is helping the enterprise focus their business activities and grow.
GO5 Packaging are manufacturers of non-woven bags that can effectively degrade within 90 days and can be used over 10 times, while its environmental pollution is only 10% of that of a plastic bag. Najimah Katete, founder of GO5 Packaging, explains how the support from UGEFA is tailored to green SMEs, and underlines the importance to put the focus on the unique challenges and opportunities facing enterprises that positively impact the environment.
WEYE Clean Energy is a youth-led green enterprise with a mission of promoting clean and sustainable cooking and heating solutions for institutional kitchens, poultry farms, and small and medium scale industries. The company offers briquette stoves, eco-briquettes, and offers training and consultation services in Uganda. Brian Kakembo, its founder, highlights how the support from expert Business Advisors is helping his business grow.
The Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA) works to boost small and medium enterprises in Uganda that have a positive impact on the environment. We believe that green SMEs – from green manufacturing (including agro-processing), sustainable tourism, clean energy, waste management, sustainable transport – drive the transition to a green economy in the country and that they are, in fact, bigger drivers of sustainable, inclusive growth.