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Business Advisory And Financial Services Spotlight Of The Week- DIGITALIZING AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS AND CATALYZING GENDER LENS INVESTING

Business Advisory and Financial Services Spotlight of the week- DIGITALIZING AGRICULTURE SYSTEMS AND CATALYZING GENDER LENS INVESTING

  • Hamwe East Africa, an Agri fintech partner, is scaling its MY-KOOP agent-based digital platform that facilitates last mile delivery of financial services, inputs and output markets in Northern Uganda. Hamwe has contracted 28 cooperatives and 66 recruited digital agents and digitalizing its processes. These agents have been able to register a total of 15,000 farmers onto the platform and have sold 800 feature phones on credit to farmers. The transaction volume on the platform as a result of the newly registered farmers has increased by USD55,000 which is still far below the expected USD700,000 but an early indication of use on the platform. Hamwe aims to increase transaction volumes by supporting cooperatives and agents to activate demand around the peak harvest and planting seasons.
  • Open Capital (OCA), a transaction advisory partner that is catalyzing Gender Lens Investing (GLI) in Uganda has scheduled gender training sessions for the first cohort of 6 inclusive businesses its supporting with investor readiness support starting the week of the 13th of June. These will be 3 virtual workshop sessions that will cover Inclusive leadership, Inclusive internal policies, and Impact measurement and management. OCA will cover each topic in 2 sessions so that participants can pick the day they are available. USAID is welcome to register and join in the sessions in the links below. The sessions have been scheduled for the following dates between 4:00- 6:30 p.m. East African Time (EAT):

 

Impact measurement and management

Inclusive internal policies

Inclusive leadership

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