Green Business Spotlight: Africa Spices (U) Ltd

Published: 15 March 2022

A trip to Zanzibar inspired John Paul Ssengendo to manufacture spices. It was a discovery that opened his eyes to the opportunities and entrepreneurial potential that were before him. It was also at the time when there was a demand for spices in Uganda, yet the industry was still nascent.

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“All good things come to an end”. Insights from the second cycle of UGEFA’s Catalyser

Published: 02 March 2022

The Catalyser constitutes the centrepiece of UGEFA’s business advisory support for Ugandan green SMEs. In a series of five interactive workshops, green enterprises are invited to develop the business and financial plans needed to access financing and scale their environmental and social impacts. The second of four cycles of UGEFA’s Catalyser is in its final stage of implementation!

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Green businesses given last chance to grow and transform economy with EU-funded accelerator, UGEFA

Published: 01 March 2022

The EU-funded Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA), which provides sustainable Ugandan enterprises with support to scale and contribute to a green and inclusive economy, has today announced that it is accepting applications for its fourth and final cohort to join its programme.

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The UGEFA Year 2022

Published: 01 February 2022

Currently, 122 green small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are supported with capacity building to prepare to access finance. UGEFA has received over 1900 registrations for the programme and is proud to collaborate with 122 selected green enterprises from the five sectors of green manufacturing, clean energy, sustainable transport, waste management and sustainable tourism across Uganda.

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