U.S. gov’t, Atiak Sugarcane Outgrowers Plantation Coop recruits 200 women for entrepreneurship training

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Amuru – Two hundred women from northern Uganda and Kampala districts have been recruited to undergo entrepreneurship training.

The beneficiaries are under Academy for Women Entrepreneurs [AWE] – a free entrepreneurship program paid for by the United States Department of State.

Amina Hersi – Owner of Atiak Sugar Limited. Photo by Business Focus

The academy aims to support development of innovative ideas led by women.

Further, the academy will help women learn business skills through a facilitated online cause using Dream Builder developed in partnership with Arizona State University’s Thunder Bird School of Global Management and global copper mining company, Freeport-McMoRan.

“The U.S Embassy in Kampala, together with Atiak Sugarcane Plantation Out-growers Co-operative Society and the Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development (NoWAD) will be running the academy to connect Ugandan women with tools needed to bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life,” a statement from U.S Embassy in Kampala reads.


Trainings are to take (taking) place in Amuru, Nwoya, Omoro, Agago, Pader and Kampala districts from July – December, 2019.

“200 hundred women have already been recruited for this program. After this first group we will have others,” Amina Hersi Moghe, the owner of Atiak Sugar Limited, told TND News, Sunday.

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How to qualify

1. One must be a female aged 18-45.

2. Should have a dream of becoming an entrepreneur

3. Have basic computer skills

4. Able to commit five hours a week to attend an entrepreneurship program

5. Fluent in English

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