• Uganda
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  • Capacity Building
  • Empowerment

The Government of Uganda has put in place five programmes to improve empowerment of women:

  • Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program (UWEP);
  • Youth Livelihood Programme (YLP);
  • Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment (SAGE); as well as
  • investment in infrastructure that is benefiting women in rural areas.
  • Presidential Initiative of Skilling the Girl child

Stakeholders’ Focus

Stakeholders that include Government, UN Agencies and Civil Society Organisations are jointly working and have set up varied programmes in the areas of:

  • Entrepreneurship development
  •  ICT
  • Career, talent and personal development for the youth
  • Gender responsive governance
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership
  • Equality and decision making; as well as
  • Providing empowerment Funds


According to the UNDP, gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a pre-condition for sustainable development.
For social, economic and environmental sustainability to prevail women and girls need to be provided with:
  • Quality education;
  • Health care;
  • Decent work; 
  • Access and ownership rights over property and technology; and 
  • Equal participation in political and economic decision-making processes 

National Women’s Council (NWC)

Supports the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship (UWEP) and other programmes

Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Programme (UWEP)

improves access to financial services for women and equips them with skills for enterprise growth, value addition and marketing of their products and services.