Catalyser workshops for the second group of SMEs

Published: 15 December 2021

The second group of UGEFA-supported SMEs started the hands-on interactive Catalyser workshops, where enterprises work with peers on key topics for financial readiness and growth and benefit from expert business advisory. These workshops, for 8 groups of around 10 SMEs, are running from September 2021 to February 2022. UGEFA Business Advisors are passionate to support green enterprises scale up their businesses.

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Green Finance Academy | Trainings with innovation lab

Published: 13 December 2021

The Green Finance Academy Trainings and Innovation Lab – a collaborative partnership between the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA), Uganda Bankers’ Association (UBA), SEED Practitioner Labs Climate Finance and GO4SDGsoffers an exclusive opportunity to commercial banks in Uganda with key ecosystem actors to strengthen the financial sector’s capacity to successfully finance green small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and environmental-related projects. Trainings with innovation lab will run from December 2021 - March 2022. The Academy is funded by the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

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NTV: Why We Must Pivot to Green Economies

Published: 07 December 2021

"Green finance is all finance investing in topics that have an additional impact in terms of environmental benefits, biodiversity benefits or climate change mitigation". Green Enterprise Specialist Rainer Agster was interviewed at Morning At NTV on NTV Uganda to talk about what is green to UGEFA and how UGEFA supports green SMEs in Uganda.

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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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