Since inception two years ago, the programme has seen the 44 winners awarded various awards and 12 of them have gone on to win international accolades across the globe. The mentorship and career building has seen over 3000 young women in business and in careers undergo mentorship.
Our biggest successful project has been the working together with the County First Ladies Association in driving STEM at the grassroots level. We now have the FGM to STEM initiative in partnership with Amref Health Africa and UNFPA. Another milestone is the launch of The Women in Energy Awards and Conference Uganda in Kampala that took place on March 22h 7th 2019 as a key celebration of International Women’s month.
The Big Four Agenda is the nation flagship strategy as it accelerates the achievement of vision 2030. During last year’s Jamhuri day celebrations President Uhuru Kenyatta made it very clear “…during the next five years, I will dedicate the energy, time and resources towards Big 4 Agenda in Manufacturing, universal health care, affordable housing and food security”
The development of renewable energy, energy efficiency programs, Oil and Gas mining and exploration is a key enabler in creating numerous jobs and business opportunities throughout the African continent. Women have a large role to play in the development of sustainable projects that add to economic development.