Swisscontact Marks 25 Years of Transforming Lives in Uganda

Sustainable agriculture
In a recent milestone event, Swisscontact celebrated 25 years of impactful initiatives in Uganda during a private sector-led development forum. The gathering brought together leaders from the private sector, civil society, and government under the theme "Facilitating transition towards achieving Uganda's development goals."

Highlighting the forum's significance was the acknowledgment of the private sector's pivotal role, constituting 99% of micro, small and medium businesses and driving over 90% of informal employment—contributing significantly to Uganda's GDP. The discussions illuminated the symbiotic relationship between the private sector and the Government, emphasizing collaboration to address development challenges such as underdeveloped human resources, youth unemployment, and gender disparities.

Swisscontact, with its remarkable quarter-century presence in Uganda, reaffirmed its commitment to inclusive economic, social, and environmental development. The organization's diverse projects in job creation, humanitarian-development nexus, digitisation of trade processes, and sustainable agriculture are yielding tangible results.

In conclusion, Swisscontact's 25 years of transformative projects in Uganda highlight the power of collaborative efforts in driving economic growth, fostering resilience, and creating sustainable impact. These initiatives go beyond participation—they represent a transformative force for a more prosperous and inclusive Uganda.

Sustainable agriculture, Entrepreneurial ecosystems
Building Resilience through Market-led Livelihood Opportunities (Uthabiti)
The project will enable access to off-farm income-generating opportunities for refugee settlers and their host communities, reducing their dependence on humanitarian aid while encouraging self-reliance from the market-ready participants.
Sustainable agriculture
Dynamic Markets for Farmers - Sustainable Cocoa and Honey
The project supports smallholder farmers in the cocoa and honey value chains by facilitating their access to extension services and markets, and by enabling them to improve their knowledge and skills.