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TeamUp Uganda: Innovation Fund activities begin

In a holistic approach, TeamUp combines health, structural, social, educational and economic components. This improves the future prospects of young people in the long term.

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The TeamUp Innovation Fund strengthens local initiatives for improved livelihoods in rural Uganda. Together with our partner foundations Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung and Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung, we are supporting solutions that bring more equity, sustainable essential services, and economic prospects over a period of three years.    

In doing so, we are expanding the aims of our joint TeamUp program, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The TeamUp Innovation Fund focuses on innovative strategies for the equitable involvement of young people, with a focus on women and people with disabilities, particularly in rural regions. The focus is on climate and the environment, health, and income generation. 

Supported Initiatives

One of the projects to realize this goal is the Women Income Generation Opportunities Initiative (WIGOI), implemented by Capital Solutions Ltd. In the next two years, the educational initiative will support one hundred young women in furthering their professional training and improving their career opportunities. The application phase is open.

Through an intensive, three-year coaching and mentoring program at the Social Innovation Academy (SINA), young people are given the opportunity to develop into social entrepreneurs and change-makers. In the second step, selected participants are trained to replicate the program in other regions. To ensure gender parity, at least 50% of the participants will be women. The project started in January 2024. 

Additional projects are being planned which will focus on advocacy for people with disabilities in rural communities. We also support local social entrepreneurial solutions in the area of essential services with an ecological and social impact.