Small & Medium Enterprises
Business Incubation & SME Workspaces
Entreprenuership Training Program
Cluster Dev’t & Business Linkages
Youth Apprenticeship Program
SME Mentorship Programmes
District Investment Comittees
From Muppets to Gazelles
Alternative Finance Options
Technical Skills Training
Advocacy for SMEs
Access to Markets
This is an initiative jointly undertaken by Uganda Investment Authority in collaboration with Vantage Communications. The programme prepares young educated youth for the option of self-employment by equipping them to become SERVICE PROVIDERS. According to the World Bank Report 2013, youth unemployment stands at over 62% in Uganda and each year over 400,000 young people are released onto that job market. The job market will need to grow at a much faster rate to overrun the gaping unemployment. This is why the YAP provides a unique solution to unemployed graduates.
The Youth apprenticeship program offers a mutually beneficial partnership that will improve the employability of and provide skills to the unemployed youth by offering opportunity to work (through volunteering) with the Micro and small business.
This programme mainly targets fresh university graduates.The apprentices are equipped to provide basic support in business management; like record keeping, stock records, customer services and sales and marketing support for FREE to SMEs.
The apprentices are equipped to provide basic support in business management; like record keeping, stock records, customer services and sales and marketing support for FREE to SMEs.
UIA facilitates the apprentices in terms of transport to the SMEs at least once a week.
The apprentices help SMEs to set up simple record keeping systems and provide weekly business records. This enables them to analyse the profitability of their businesses in real time.