PUBLISHED ON March 30th, 2023

Uganda to host regional women entrepreneurs’ platform

Women entrepreneurs in East Africa have set up an information web and mobile-based platform to help them access global markets.

The platform that is to be hosted by the Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Ltd (UWEAL), was funded by Global Affairs Canada, through Trademark East Africa.

According to a recent UWEAL statement, the information platform should provide women with greater access to markets and information on other trade support services. It should facilitate access to up-to-date and real-time information for women traders.

“This will contribute towards the greater inclusion of women in trade, as one of the pathways to increased business competitiveness and increased trade in the East African Community (EAC),” reads part of the statement.

“By adopting mobile-based technologies that are basic, simple and easy to use, the platform will be usable even in areas of high illiteracy levels – with the basic requirement being ability to use a mobile phone,” says UWEAL

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