Enabling Synergies between Organized Enterprising People (ES-OP) II is a 5 year programme that receives support from Belgium Director General Development (GDG) targeting an outreach of 85,000 entrepreneurs in Micro, Small and Medium Industries. The 2017 – 2021 programme is supporting small scale entrepreneurs especially poor people, women and young people have a sustainably improved livelihood incomes.
ES-OP II is being coordinated by TRIAS Uganda and implemented by Uganda Small Scale Industries Association (USSIA) in the districts of West Nile Region (Arua, Nebbi and Zombo) and Bunyoro Region ( Hoima and Masindi).
The objectives of ES-OP II Programme:
- USSIA provides decentralized services to its members, leading to sustainable growth-oriented enterprises that have better access to markets.
- USSIA provides more women friendly services through a responsive women desk, economically empowering women with formalized women owned businesses and more women in male dominated enterprises.
- More youth actively participating in decision making at all levels, accessing youth targeted services leading to increase youth membership and youth operated enterprises.
- USSIA is a financial sustainable organization with efficient and effective internal control systems, increased internally generated funds and a diversified funding portfolio.
- USSIA is recognized as the leading agency in private sector with strong capacity in Lobbying and Advocacy issues and being a strong actor in skills development in Uganda.
Under the four core capacities (Diversity, Financial Sustainability, Integrated Service to its members and Networking), the Programme seeks to achieve the following results:
- Empowered poor women and youth proactively participate in their Membership Based Organization or in democratic, open and mixed MBOs, acting towards a more inclusive society.
- USSIA has effectively improved their internal organization and organizational sustainability.
- USSIA and their strategic public and private partners facilitate integrated quality services to ensure better participation in markets, especially of poor people, women and young people.
- USSIA join in coordination, dialogue and collaboration with other actors towards a more inclusive society.