Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme

Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

A programme started in 2016 designed to address the challenges faced by women in undertaking economically viable enterprises including limited access to affordable credit, limited technical knowledge and skills for business development, limited markets as well as information regarding business opportunities. The Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme is an initiative of government implemented as a rolling programme designed to address challenges women face in undertaking economically viable enterprises . The programme is envisaged to contribute to self empowerment and creation at the household level has several activities like mobilisation and sensitisation of women communities, training and capacity development, access to credit, technology and markets. Among the recommended enterprises for women include Crafts making, Tailoring, fashion and design, weaving, embroidery and handicrafts, and Audio-visual editing. All enterprises supported in the culture sector must comply with the cultural norms of the beneficiary communities.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Over 10,000 women have been provided with adequate entrepreneurship capacity and skills as well as accessing programme enterprise funds to run their choice of business including those involved in crafts, weaving, tailoring and fashion and design.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 


Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development
Public Sector
Ministry of Local Government on behalf of the District Local Governments
Public Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Visual Arts