COVID-19 ECONOMIC RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE RESPONSE PROGRAM (CERRRP)

  • BACKGROUND


    Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) is partnering with Mastercard Foundation to implement immediate relief, recovery and resilience interventions under the COVID-19 PSFU Response Project. The intervention complements the efforts of the Government of Uganda in controlling the spread of COVID-19, support the government to develop a Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery as well as a Growth Strategy. Besides the project will augment the survival, recovery and resilience of enterprises impacted by the negative economic effects of COVID-19.

    QUICK FACTS

     

    QUICK FACTS

    Donor

    Mastercard Foundation

    Implementing Partner

    Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)

    Budget

    $ 8,392,240

    Duration

    18 months (Jun 2020-Oct 2021)

    Project Location

    National

    Time frame

    June 2020 - October 2021

    Partners

    UHF, UNBS, NPA, GoU/MoH

     

  • PROJECT GOAL & STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES


    The project is designed to contribute towards national efforts on safety and business recovery and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    The program has the following strategic objectives;

    • Increase capacity for prevention and testing of COVID-19 in Uganda.
    • Enhance the Capacity of Institutions involved in health, quality and standards management.
    • Support the recovery of enterprises from the negative economic effects of COVID-19 and increase their resilience to future shocks.
    • Support government to develop and implement a post-COVID-19 Recovery and Growth Strategy.
  • PROJECT TARGETS/EXPECTED OUTPUTS


    • Procure 30000 test kits & assorted PPEs for MoH
    • Product certification & enforcement (health, safety & foods) under UNBS
    • Self-Regulatory Improvement System Plus (SQIS+) + e-learning platform under UHF
    • An ERP Suite + OTT e-commerce platform for PSFU
    • 200 MSMEs supported
    • Private Sector Post COVID-19 recovery & growth strategy
  • WITH WHOM WE WORK


    Private sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) the lead implementing partner works with Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS), Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), National Planning Authority (NPA).

    ABOUT PSFU

    PSFU, founded in 1995 is Uganda’s umbrella body for the private sector made up of 230 Business Associations, Corporate bodies and the major Public Sector Agencies that support private sector growth. PSFU has served as a focal point for private sector advocacy as well as capacity building and continues to sustain a positive dialogue with Government on behalf of the private sector.

     

     

  • CALL FOR PROPOSALS

    SECOND CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SUPPORT OF MSMEs

    Background: The Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), in partnership with Mastercard Foundation is implementing relief, recovery and resilience interventions under the CERRRP. The intervention is complementing the efforts of the Government of Uganda(GOU) in controlling the spread of COVID-19, supporting the government to develop National Strategy for Private Sector Development (NSPSD II).

    CERRRP is also supporting profit oriented Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to build resilience against future economic shocks. PSFU will extend business development services (BDS) for an estimated 120 MSMEs in selected thematic areas.

    PSFU invites interested MSMEs in the following sectors; Agriculture, Construction, ICT, Manufacturing, and Trade and Allied Services to apply for BDS support.

    Objective: The intervention’s ultimate goal is to contribute towards national efforts on safety and business recovery and resilience in the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

     Project Specific Objectives;

    • Increase capacity for prevention and testing of COVID-19 in Uganda.
    • Enhance the capacity of institutions involved in health, quality and standards management.
    • Support the recovery of enterprises from the negative economic effects of COVID-19 and increase their resilience to future shocks.
    • Support government to develop and implement a post-COVID-19 Recovery and Growth Strategy.

    Thematic Areas: The support to MSMEs will mainly focus on the following areas;

    1. Marketing
    2. Supply chain & sourcing
    3. New/Alternative route to markets/Digitalization
    4. Product Development
    5. Repurposing of current business assets to new product/services
    6. Standards and adaptation
    7. Skilling
    8. Business planning
    9. Business Advisory Services
    10. Installation of machinery

    Eligibility for interested applicants:

    • Must be a Micro, Small or Medium enterprise;
    • Be duly registered and operating under the laws of Uganda;
    • Be operational for a minimum of two (2) years from the time of registration;
    • Be privately owned and not partially owned or controlled by Government;
    • Must be operating in one of the selected sectors; Agriculture, Manufacturing, Construction, Trade and Allied services;
    • Must be directly engaged in a profit-oriented business;
    Eligible Activities Ineligible Activities
    BDS activities aimed at increasing the production, productivity, market access, sales and consequently income in order to build resilience of the enterprise Capital expenditure, employee costs including salaries and wages, other overheads

    Further information:

    • All inquiries should be sent via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    • All inquiries will be responded to not later than 28th April, 2022.
    • All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the assessment not later than 1 month from the last day of submission.

    Follow link to apply: https://webportalapp.com/sp/login/psfu_mastercard_msmes_cl2_app

    The deadline for the submission of applications is Saturday 14th May, 2022 at 11:59pm East African Time (EAT).

    For more information, please visit our website https://www.psfuganda.org

    *Youth and female led/owned MSMEs are encouraged to apply.

     

  • ABOUT THE MASTERCARD FOUNDATION

     


    The Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper.  The Foundation’s work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion for people living in poverty. It is one of the largest foundations in the world, and works almost exclusively in Africa.  The Mastercard Foundation was created in 2006 by Mastercard International and operates independently under the governance of its own Board of Directors.  The Foundation has hubs in Toronto, Kigali, Nairobi, and Accra. For more information and to sign up for the Foundation’s newsletter, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter

     

  • FOR PROJECT INQUIRIES


    Francis Kisirinya, Deputy Executive Director PSFU, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +256 772 438 539;

    Allan Ssenyondwa, Program Manager CERRRP, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., +256 784/704 358 654.