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Training Consultancy

Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to support 200 microenterprise entrepreneurs with core entrepreneurship skills

Client: Mercy Corps Uganda

Coverage: Ugandan districts of Lira and Kitgum (Northern Uganda)

Sector: Agribusiness

Period: May 2019

SUMMARY

The broad objective of the training was to improve the agriculture-based development of the rural economy in selected regions of Northern Uganda, particularly the districts of Kitgum, Agago, Lira, Oyam, Dokolo and Amolatar, through capacity building of micro-entrepreneurs with knowledge and core skills in business planning, management, agribusiness- entrepreneurship, marketing, management and financial literacy (savings, budgeting, household decision making).

The training involved both theory and practical so as to allow maximum learning and application of the concepts learnt. It was highly interactive and participatory, allowing each participant to freely contribute to the discussions. The approach was very effective in enabling participants to quickly learn and relate lessons learned to their daily roles

DELIVERABLES

Expectations from ENVenture;


1) Train and equip 220 participants, including 200 micro and small entrepreneurs with business planning, financial management, household decision making and financial literacy skills.
2) Design/customize a training curriculum that is translated both in English and the local language.
3) Prepare training notes in English and local languages to be given to participants for use in the development and management of their businesses.
4) Work with participants to develop competitive business plans to be utilized for the Business Plan Competition.
5) Work with Business Mentors/ Coaches in each cluster to design/develop 35 competitive business plans along the priority value chains or support participants.
7) Provide business skills training materials to Business mentors/ Coaches for use in training other micro and small enterprise over a five months mentorship period.

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Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to support 200 microenterprise entrepreneurs with core entrepreneurship skills

May 2019

The supporting microenterprise strengthening (SMS) project, focused on supporting micro-entrepreneurs both on-farm and off -farm to improve their businesses. specifically, the project  worked with micro-entrepreneurs, through capacity building and through matched grant support to prospective microenterprises. ENVenture designed a specialized microenterprise project with a specialized team to ensure the success of the SMS project and its ability to build from the increased market supply and demand developed by other Mercy Corps agricultural and livestock MSD programmes.