The objective of the international program is to empower women in rural areas of Uganda in the agriculture and food sector.
The program aims to strengthen female leadership skills, knowledge about lobbying and advocacy to give rural women a voice, and to empower Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs)/women groups in the agriculture and food sector. Furthermore, in exchange with rural women in Germany, participants will get to know the structure and activities of the German Association of Rural Women (dlv).
In total 20 participants will be selected. After a study tour to Germany in October, the 20 Ugandan participants will develop own innovative transfer ideas/activities (in regards to the above-mentioned topics), which they will implement by themselves, with support from dlv and UNYFA, back in Uganda.
Applications open: 12th June 2023
Applications close: 9th July 2023
Lobby, Advocacy and Networking in the Agriculture and Food Sector; Association development of FBOs and women groups; Female leadership; Exchange with German rural women.
The programme contains 5 phases:
2. Study tour from 1. to 11. October 2023 in Germany will comprise
Expected dates of the study tour:
October (departure from Entebbe) to 11. October 2023 (departure from Berlin).
3. Furthermore, there will be a 2-day follow-up workshop in Uganda (Nov/Dec 2023) with the participants to discuss their progress and challenges in implementing their transfer ideas/activities.
4. Implementation of transfer ideas/activities, independently by each participant
5. Additionally, a 2-day evaluation and exchange workshop will be held in Uganda (May/June 2024) for all participants after the implementation of their transfer ideas.
✓ The study tour in Germany is organised by dlv
✓ Both workshops in Uganda are organised by dlv in partnership with UNYFA.
✓ All costs for participants are covered by dlv.
The selected rural women should be interested and in a certain position to learn about the following topics: Association Development (establishing or strengthening of FBOs/women groups), Advocacy and Lobbying as well as Leadership. Furthermore, they should be motivated for an exchange with German rural women and ready to develop and refine own innovative ideas in the agricultural and food sector which they will implement by themselves back in Uganda.
Each participant must;
Only complete applications will be considered.
Deadline for submission: 9th July 2023
All application documents must be submitted via Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped at
the UNYFA office at Plot 27, Nakasero Road, Kampala Uganda.