PSFU trains 250 Enterprises Under The African Continental Free Trade Area

  • Private Sector Foundation Uganda

PSFU in partnership with United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has kick-started the training of over 250 enterprises in the niche value chains in exporting through the African Continental Free Trade Area, considering gender considerations today, on the 21st of March 2022 following the incentive of creating awareness on the provisions of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA) and the market opportunities the trade agreement offers.

The aim of the training is to provide technical support to equip export-ready enterprises in Uganda with knowledge, skills, and tools to enhance access to regional and continental markets involving, the coordination, provision of business coaching, mentoring, and business advisory support to 250 export-ready enterprises, and publish a brief detailing towards the Export Readiness of 250 targeted enterprises.

The training will cover a total of 6 days running from the 21st- 29th March 2022 with the sectors of Agriculture, Manufacturing, Trade and Commerce, Logistics and Transport, Tourism, ICT, and Professional Services running parallel to each other. Each sector’s training will cover a course of 2 days.

Enterprises will then be tasked to scale their businesses to export while regarding the different trade policies and standards of the African Continental Free Trade Area.