One year since the first Call for Applications

Published: 21 October 2021

UGEFA officially opened the first call for applications in October 2020 to kick start the admission of enterprises to the Programme.

In the first cycle, UGEFA received over 85 applications, 35 of which were qualified to be the first batch of enterprises supported by the programme. These enterprises work across different sectors, including waste management, sustainable transport and mobility, agro-processing, clean energy and others.

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Grow your green business with EU-funded accelerator, UGEFA

Published: 04 October 2021

Green businesses in Uganda are being urged to apply to an accelerator programme that offers free finance-focused workshops and discounted loans to help them scale up.

The Ugandan Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA) is looking to help high-potential small and medium-sized enterprises that specialise in eco-tourism, clean energy, sustainable transport, waste management and green manufacturing, including agro-processing, turning raw crops in finished products like textiles and dried fruit.

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UGEFA at September events on Energy

Published: 30 September 2021

September has been a busy month for UGEFA's participation in events. After presenting the three partnership launches with our partner banks (Equity Bank, Yako Bank and Opportunity Bank) and hosting a session at the Africa Climate Week 2021, UGEFA took part in two events on Energy in Uganda.

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UGEFA Partner Banks: Leveraging the Ugandan banking sector for green growth

Published: 30 September 2021

In order to accelerate Uganda’s green growth, long-term financing is key. This September, the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA) is pleased to have launched partnerships with three banks: Yako Bank Limited, Equity Bank Limited and Opportunity Bank Limited. The collaboration is a major step towards expanding green financing in Uganda and stands as strong evidence that the banking sector is increasingly assuming its role in ensuring environmentally sustainable economic development across Africa.

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