The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Uganda Chapter is part of a global network of self-organized, self-governing women in coffee industry that lobby and advocate for reduction of barriers in the coffee industry.
At the global level, women from Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and the United States of America came together to focus on their shared interest: improve all aspects of the coffee industry by empowering and connecting women. With their vision, and the support of founding partners, the International Women’s Coffee Alliance was born.
Over time, and with important partnerships within and across the industry, the idea grew into an established organization that connects individuals, communities, and organizations, empowering women to lead the way to sustainable livelihoods, ultimately advancing the global coffee industry. It is upon this background that the IWCA Uganda Chapter was formed in 2010 as part of this global network. We develop and implement our own goals and objectives to advance women’s cause in the coffee sector in Uganda
Develop a strong and visible network of women in the coffee industry who can share their experiences, resources and contacts with others throughout IWCA chapters in producing and consuming countries
Empower Ugandan women to gainfully participate in coffee value chain.
Envision a society where Ugandan are sustainably thriving in the coffee value chain.
OUR CORE VALUES
The IWCA Uganda Chapter acknowledges the fact that its membership comes from different backgrounds, and in view of this, have differing views. Respecting each other’s views will be critical in creating a conducive environment that promotes all stakeholder participation in the coffee value chain.
Maintaining integrity in the coffee industry will be key to achieving success. This will be upheld in the entire value chain from production through processing to marketing and consumption.
The IWCA Uganda Chapter will promote collaboration with like-minded stakeholders at all stages of the value chain. This will be vital for learning, achieving success, information sharing as well as accessing technical support.
The IWCA Uganda Chapter will pursue fairness at all stages of the coffee value chain to the satisfaction of all stakeholders, be they internal or external.
Sustainability of benefits derived from the coffee industry will be of special interest to the IWCA Uganda Chapter. In this regard, active stakeholder engagement in all stages of the coffee value chain will be of high priority.