The Skills Development Facility is part of the $100 million Uganda Skills Development Project (USDP) which is a Government of Uganda Project funded by the World Bank, implemented by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda. The SDF aims at promoting employer-led short term training in order to address prevailing skills imbalances and shortages in Uganda. An important element of the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to innovative modes of training.
The facility is a 5 year project which is implemented through a Grant Facility mechanism that will be co- financed by the private sector through a matching grant contribution, and support training activities that lead to improved productivity and competitiveness in the formal and informal sectors. This requires strategic partnerships between firms, service providers and industry associations. The focus will be on short-term, practical and technical training of employees (including business skills for the informal sector) ranging from few days to not more than six months. The actual executing of the training must not exceed one year.
SDF priority sectors
The Facility will initially focus on three sectors; Agriculture, Construction and Manufacturing. However, the Grants committee may consider other sectors for inclusion for funding after the first call for proposals have been received and potential grantees awarded.
Small and Meduim Enterprises in groups can get the grant therefore for any information please contact 0774130454.