Our mission is rooted in crafting enterprising solutions to global challenges.
Since our establishment in Kampala in 2014, Challenges Uganda has supported over 150 growth-potential social enterprises. We have delved into diverse sectors like agriculture, renewable energy, education, technology and others, empowering businesses in these sectors to thrive. Additionally, we have facilitated employment support for over 200 young Ugandans, equipping them with practical skills and accredited management training from the Chartered Management Institute.
Our programs are founded on empirical learning, empowering individuals to apply new skills in their workplaces. We offer training in Management & Leadership, customizable for various managerial levels. Our collaboration with organizations such as the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and the Uganda Solar Energy Association (USEA) underscores our commitment to building capacity within crucial sectors.
We have implemented projects like the Youth to Work program, a flagship initiative with the Futuremakers by Standard Chartered Foundation, focused-on Entrepreneurship and Employability aimed at empowering young professionals and building the capacity of Small and Growing Businesses.
Challenges Uganda provides business advisory to green enterprises under the Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA). Our advisory team guides green enterprises through a comprehensive and finance-focused accelerator programme to develop the business and financial skills needed to access financing and scale their positive environmental impacts and employment contributions.
Furthermore, our collaboration with Sightsavers, NUWODU, and NUDIPU to implement the Anyim Maber (Bright and Better Future) program for the socio-economic empowerment of female and male youth entrepreneurs with disabilities in Oyam, Nwoya, Gulu, and Amuru by December 2025 aims to foster economic development across the Acholi sub-region. Under this project, Challenges Uganda combines diagnostic analysis, capacity building, partnership engagement, and ongoing support to create a comprehensive framework that addresses the needs of entrepreneurs with disabilities.
Our involvement in the Energy Catalyst 9 project under Innovate UK has led to the building of commercialization plans for 2 Scottish companies as they gain market entry into Uganda using river turbine technology.
Our team comprises of experienced professionals, embodying our developmental approach focused on skills training and capacity-building, with an aim to be ecosystem enablers across multiple sectors, we aspire to deliver holistic solutions to drive systemic growth within Uganda's dynamic business landscape, do reach out to us and together, let us build a thriving entrepreneurial eco system! contact us.
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