New entrepreneurship skill to empower Ugandan women

By Daudi Zirimala

The US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac has launched the first ever Academy for Women entrepreneurs aimed at finding support for them to make their dreams come true.

According to Malac, Uganda is one of the 26 countries in the world that will benefit from the Academy of Women entrepreneurs and this program will benefit 270 women in Uganda of which 200 women are from Northern Uganda, 70 from Kampala.

She notes empowering women in entrepreneurial skills is key to enable them succeed as entrepreneurs through training them how to prepare business plans, pitching their businesses among others.

Speaking during the launch of this Program at the American Center Nsambya, Malac said that their dream is to see 50million women globally contribute the global economy by 2025.

“Women will be taken through different 13 course units including finding your dream, marketing your, financing your dream and realizing business dreams says’’ Fiona Luswata head of facilitators. She further said that the Academy for women Entrepreneurs will offer competitive business plan writing from the participants to enable them
come up with plans that can enable them to finance their dream businesses.

Similarly Luswata showed the concern that women don’t plan for their businesses because many start business out of necessity.