For over 20 years, Swisscontact has been working in Uganda to improve youth competencies, increase employability, enterprise competitiveness, and promote inclusive social and economic systems. Swisscontact leverages the Inclusive Market (IM) systems approach through partnerships with the public and private sectors. Swisscontact plays a facilitator role in developing and implementing sustainable solutions that address the underlying causes of poverty.
Swisscontact Uganda has four strategic priorities. These are:
These strategic priorities embody the sustainability criteria of gender equality and social inclusion, financial capability, environmental responsibility, and good governance.
Over the years, Swisscontact Uganda has reached over 70,000 direct beneficiaries (25,000 women), with over 50,000 (16,000 women) employed/earning an income worth circa CHF 10.7 million.
In Uganda, Swisscontact has over 20 years of experience, with a footprint in over 70 districts. We provide services in project management, enterprise promotion, skills development, financial inclusion, trade facilitation, market linkages, capacity building and advice.
Swisscontact has an impressive track record in developing and implementing projects. Our projects take a holistic and systemic view of the issues and the local context in addition to actively promoting private sector engagement, a learning culture, and evidence-based adaptive management. In all Swisscontact projects, we value the people we work with while fostering accountability and transparency.
We provide value chain advice, enterprise development and facilitate the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
We facilitate access to market and demand-led technical and soft skills to address the mismatch of the labour force and the labour market. Through collaboration with private sector employers and other key stakeholders, we design appropriate skills development, skills upgrading and labour market insertion interventions. We offer support to school dropouts and those with limited access to formal skills acquisition and development opportunities.
We develop adaptable financial products to address the bottlenecks that hinder marginalized groups like youth, women, smallholder farmers and startups from accessing financing. Through financial literacy, we seek to increase the knowledge of individuals, so they make sound financial decisions.
We co-create and facilitate local, regional, and international business partnerships while promoting win-win propositions where roles are delineated, and benefit is mutual for all parties involved. We do this by creating business linkages between market actors, facilitating access to business development services, and providing institutional support to trade organizations, SMEs, and the Government.
The essence of inclusive markets development is enabling local stakeholders to take direct ownership of development. We build the capacities of project implementers, researchers, businesses, and the public sector to strengthen competencies for developing and implementing inclusive market development interventions.
19/20 Off Martyr's Way Ntinda
P.O. Box 21153