Women in Trade Project (2015 - 2017)

Where
Uganda
When
2020
Who
Uganda Women Entrepreneur Association(UWEAL)
This measure was reported by civil society.
Describe the main features of the measure/initiative: 
The project had two major outcomes i.e. women in trade increase their export revenues and volumes in the region by 10%; and visibly shape national and regional policy. The bigger percentage of the women involve were in the creative industry i.e textile and craft and art. The specific objectives of the program are to facilitate the process of job creation among young women of Uganda; equip young women with knowledge and skills to successfully create and run innovative and competitive business ventures; link young women to high value networks; and equip young women with relevant leadership skills. The skills include baking and confectionary , art, craft and textile
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?: 
The project trained over 4,000 women urban traders, and 400 women light processors from the districts of Kampala, Hoima, Masaka, Kapchorwa, Kabale, and Amuru where hubs have been set up. Through the project, the EAC import and export regulations, requirements and procedures were simplified for the Women in business to be able to access markets with information Women in trade and creative industry sensitized women on the simplified EAC import and export regulations, requirements and procedures; on Non-Trade Barriers. The existing business advisory support hubs were strengthened and leveraged for services and continues sensitization. The project led to the formation of cooperatives to do mass production of crafts and textile for export.