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We understand the importance of equitable involvement for women and men in the coffee industry in Uganda. We strive to connect every woman with the resources to improve their livelihoods and access to opportunities. We want to get their voice heard.
Partnering with the IWCA Uganda Chapter enables you to provide the needed support emancipate women from marginalization. It demonstrates your commitment to the advancement of women’s involvement in economic activities, specifically through meaningful involvement in the coffee value chains.
By demonstrating your commitment, you you will receive regular, personalized communications from the IWCA Uganda Chapter Secretariat on how your support is helping to make a difference. You can be availed the opportunity to speak to, or meet with the President of the IWCA Uganda Chapter on possible strategic approaches to enhance women involvement. One of our Chapter Representatives will be able to schedule an appointment.
Our Partners and Supporters
Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) – UCDA established by Act of Parliament, 1991 and amended in 1994, Cap. 325 under the laws of the Republic of Uganda, mandated to promote and oversee the coffee industry by supporting research, promoting production, controlling the quality and improving the marketing of coffee in order to optimize foreign exchange earnings for the country and payments to the farmers.
Rainforest Alliance (RFA) – an international non-profit organization working at the intersection of business, agriculture, and forests to make responsible business the new normal. RFA is building an alliance to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities, promote their human rights, and help them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis.
The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) – AWDF is a Pan-African grant-making organisation that supports the realisation and fulfilment of African women’s rights through funding of autonomous women’s organisations on the continent. Since its inception in the year 2000, AWDF has awarded grants of US$59 million to over 1,300 women’s organisations in 47 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – USAID works to strengthen the economy and increase Uganda’s prosperity through improving agriculture, trade and private enterprise, providing training and microfinance support, enhancing access to energy and by preserving wildlife and promoting tourism. Feed the Future works to make agriculture more productive and profitable in Uganda by boosting private sector investment and increasing Ugandans’ ability to participate in agricultural markets through a market systems approach. Since 2011, Feed the Future has worked in 38 districts in the Northern, Eastern and Southwestern areas.
Urgent Action Fund Africa (UAFA) – UAFA works to support African Women’s Human Rights Defenders, their organisations, collectives and movements to take actions that sustain their work and themselves before, during and after urgent situations. Indispensable measures to ensure the holistic protection and leadership of women human rights defenders.
The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) –IWCA at the global level leads women’s empowerment in the international coffee industry by supporting a global network of independent, self-organized, self-governing organizations, called IWCA Chapters. The mission of IWCA is to empower women in the international coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives; and to encourage and recognize the participation of women in all aspects of the coffee industry. Working as a global network, the IWCA facilitates organizational partnerships with other multi-stakeholder organizations, including African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA), International Coffee Organization (ICO), National Coffee Association (NCA), Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), World Coffee Alliance (World Coffee Alliance).
Sawa World — Sawa World uses a locally-led and innovative approach to end global poverty by providing access to local solutions to employment that are found by youth living in poverty. The youth have used low-cost and local materials to start small-scale eco-businesses that quickly generate income and transform lives. These easy-to-learn business skills can be learned in one day and provide instant self-employment opportunities for other youth, while protecting the environment.
Uganda Insurers Association (UIA) — The Uganda Insurers Association works to advance the interests of insurance and reinsurance companies by adopting a common strategy that encourages and promotes close cooperation, the exchange of business among members, builds on knowledge through research, influences the enactment of favourable legislation and represents the views of the membership to Government, quasi-government and private bodies.