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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UGEFA session at the Africa Climate Week 2021

Published: 30 September 2021

On 28 September, UGEFA hosted a session at the Africa Climate Week 2021. This side event brought together a range of actors to discuss the climate-related and social impacts generated by climate-smart small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through their business models and products.

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