Following a sustainable dream: Avant-Garde Distributors

Published: 20 May 2022

Asaph Olweny decided to quit his formal job to do what he had always dreamed, and birthed Avant-Garde Distributors (U) Ltd in 2009. The enterprise is a distribution company that operates in a number of sectors including transportation, renewable energy, power and engineering – with the water sector (irrigation, solar water pumping, agricultural/construction accessories and hose pipes) as its flagship. 

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Unlocking capital for a green economy in Uganda – innovative solutions developed by Uganda’s banking sector

Published: 12 April 2022

The second edition of UGEFA’s Green Finance Academy took place from 29th – 31th March 2022 in Kampala. The Green Finance Academy, a partnership between the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator and SEED, collaborates with the banking sector to innovate financial instruments spurring climate action and a transition to a green economy in Uganda. 

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Introducing 35 newly selected green businesses joining UGEFA

Published: 12 April 2022

We are pleased to announce a new group of 35 green enterprises that have been selected to join the UGEFA Programme! Newly selected businesses are implementing disruptive business within the sectors of Green Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Waste Management, Sustainable Tourism, Sustainable Transport and Agroprocessing. Join us meet them in this article.

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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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