Uganda

Moureen Nakisozi practices her welding skills outside of Kampala, Uganda

In Uganda, Meet the Woman Excelling in a Male-Dominated Industry

Young women in Uganda can face significant challenges as they seek employment outside of the home. Moureen Nakisozi had always dreamed of becoming a welder but struggled to make that dream a reality without the necessary training. After joining a TechnoServe program, she was matched with a mentor and received the business and technical skills she needed to start her welding career.

Entrepreneurship, Women's Economic Empowerment
Group of kids and teachers in Uganda

How One Teacher in Uganda Is Educating His Community and Building a Business

Young people around the world are facing significant challenges as they enter the workforce, including lack of job opportunities and economic uncertainty. TechnoServe helps young people in the developing world access the information, capital, and markets they need to overcome tremendous obstacles and create their own economic opportunities. Today we are sharing the story of Kamya Yeseri, a young teacher in Uganda who used the skills he gained in a TechnoServe program to open a school in his community and build a business.

Youth Economic Opportunity
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Women Mean Business Impact Audit Report from ImpactMatters

In 2017, TechnoServe engaged ImpactMatters, an impact audit firm founded with support from Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), to review several projects within our portfolio. Training and mentorship programs aimed to help SMEs develop business expansion strategies in Uganda helped women-led businesses increase monthly revenues by 22 percent and take…

Women's Economic Empowerment
Joska Aweko, Conservation Cotton Initiative

Grain Sector Climate Smart Awareness And Decision-Making

Nile Breweries, a subsidiary of AB InBev, has sought to improve their supply chains of sorghum and barley through local sourcing and sustainability commitments. This outcome story shares how Nile Breweries Limited leveraged the Guide to Assessing Climate Resilience in Smallholder Supply Chains, part of the USAID Feed the…

Agriculture