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WHAT WE DO

Since establishment, we have distinguished ourselves as a reliable partner for impactful socio-economic development, with a niche on empowering women and youth-led enterprises and groups. We have very unique combination of industry skills, gender diverse and inclusive team, and strong leadership capability with very outstanding local knowledge of geopolitical and economic landscape of Uganda, backed with technical expertise and experiences of working across the government, non-profits and private sector - making us capable of taking on complex projects - whether it is implementing a development program, or strengthening capacity of teams - trust us to deliver!.

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PRACTICE AREAS

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Project Preparation & Management
Our project management capabilities span from the initiation, to planning, organizing, leading and controlling a project through to its logical conclusion, cost-effectively while creating value for every dollar invested. Our experienced project preparations and management team work with women and youth entrepreneurs from feasibility studies to implementing impactful programs that leave strong socio-economic impacts, most of which continue to attract financing from private investors and scale into large businesses. We are able to support your ambitious socioeconomic impact programming in East Africa.
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Women Empowerment
We believe that women are key actors in improving household livelihoods and industry competitiveness, and that their active economic participation enables societies to grow and achieve results across economic and social indicators. We develop realistic and locally relevant gender-inclusion strategies, support women-owned and women-operated businesses and the entrepreneurial ecosystem in which they operate and build the skills and self-confidence of adolescent girls and young women to empower them to make important decisions about their economic and social well-being.
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Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Devt.
We equip aspiring entrepreneurs – youth and women alike – with the tools and skills they need to identify and take advantage of viable business opportunities and successfully navigate the market. Our targeted technical assistance to local enterprises helps them increase their competitiveness and develop market linkages with other value chain actors, attract financing and investments, and take products to market.
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Renewable Energy & Climate Action
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and women, the youth, and children are the most adversely and disproportionately affected by this global phenomenon. Empowering women, youth and children, while strengthening their capacity to effectively mitigate and adapt to climate change cuts across our practices, processes and development outcomes for climate-resilient economic growth.
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Agriculture, Nutrition & Food Security
We build the capacity of smallholder farmers – men, women, and youth – through market-driven solutions that facilitate their inclusion in productive and profitable value chains. Our capacity-building methodology integrates climate-smart approaches and nutrition messaging to achieve sustainable behavior change and increase farmers’ resiliency to shocks, improve crop yields, and secure meaningful markets.
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Youth Empowerment 
We promote positive youth development by providing young people with the knowledge and skills they need to fulfill their potential. We work with local partners youth groups to design asset-based interventions and deliver demand-driven products and services that increase young people’s ability to obtain meaningful work, engage in value chains, access finance, and become leaders in their communities.

OUR EXPERTISE

Capacity Strengthening

We work with local communities and the partner youth and women groups to develop specialized technical assistance and capacity strengthening packages they need to overcome identified constraints, improve organizational efficiencies, strengthen systems and the quality and delivery of services and products, and sustain progress. Our services typically include training and follow-up support, developing strategic plans, and developing or adapting innovative, evidence-based trainings and tools that fill skill and knowledge gaps, meet identified needs, and systematically build local capacity for development.

Strategic Consulting

The development landscape is changing, with an increasing number of private- and public-sector actors engaged in solving a myriad of global development challenges - across the Sustainable Development Goals. We apply our technical expertise and knowledge of developing economies to provide strategic advice to these diverse actors — from multinational companies entering new markets in East Africa, to foundations seeking to implement innovative solutions — as we continue our long-standing support to traditional development organizations in their quest to increase the impact of their programs.

Project Management

We build on our extensive experience and knowledge of best practices in program design to develop and implement tailored approaches that ensure local ownership and take into account each program’s unique context. We take pride in our ability to design and implement impactful and relevant interventions that meet donor objectives and beneficiary needs and buy-in. Our design methodology involves engagement of women, youth, and other underserved populations in the entire program cycle. We also engage local communities in program design and build their capacity to develop follow-on activities or entirely new programs.