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.
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.
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Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development
Ministry of Local Government on behalf of the District Local Governments