Women urged to build sustainable business enterprises

Business women in Uganda have been urged to develop sustainable business enterprises in the post Covid-19 era. This was at the Enabling Women in Business Conference 2022 that took place on 15th June 2022 at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The conference was organised by Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) in conjunction with KACITA, a business support association in Uganda that aims to facilitate trade.

Running under the theme “Recognizing Resilient and Successful Women-led Enterprises Post Covid-19”, the conference drew women from all business ventures seeking to learn from industry experts and peers on how to navigate the business terrain. In effect, the conference highlighted challenges confronted by women in business as well as market opportunities during and after the pandemic. Women were encouraged to be involved partnerships and associations, gain financial literacy, formalize their enterprises and aim for business sustainability.

Conference speakers also put emphasis on skilling women to run successful businesses.  Dr. Ruth Biyinzika, Head of Skilling at PSFU revealed that government has allocated funds to support the skilling of women, outstanding innovations and provision of loans, all aimed at enabling women build sustainable businesses. The conference was supported by partners such as Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives, Stanbic Bank Uganda, Uganda Revenue Authority, Uganda Registration Services Bureau and Uganda Development Bank among others.