Private Sector Foundation Uganda
At Private Sector Foundation Uganda, we aim at supporting the private sector in Uganda to be more competitive and sustainable, and this can only be achieved through a strong team. Therefore, we attract, retain and develop professionals in various roles in relation to the organizational structure.
PSFU values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to their work and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. We are also an equal opportunity employer.
Call for proposal for the Innovation Award
The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have embarked on a global, multi-year programme, called the ‘Spotlight Initiative,’ which is focused on eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) and harmful practices (HP) in target countries, and to do so in new and innovative ways.
Uganda is one of the focus countries for the Initiative aimed at placing VAWG at the centre of efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
THE UGANDA SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE
The Uganda Spotlight Initiative seeks to support Uganda’s advancement towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – in particular SDG 5, but also SDGs 3 (with respect to sexual and reproductive healthcare), 10, 16 (rule of law and accountable institutions), and 17 (strengthening strategic partnerships) – prioritizing the principle of “leave no one behind” and addressing various forms of discrimination against vulnerable women and girls. The Programme is being piloted in seven districts of Uganda. They include: Amudat, Arua, Kampala, Kasese, Kitgum, Kyegegwa and Tororo.
Uganda’s vibrant private sector has been on the side-lines of promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Yet the private sector has a significant degree of leverage and potential to transform the lives of disadvantaged women, as well as men.
Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU) is, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Uganda and with funding from the EU Spotlight Initiative, supporting businesses to foster innovation in the prevention of and response VAWG. PSFU and UNDP have initiated an innovation challenge award aimed at supporting enterprises to pilot, adapt, test and/or scale up mechanisms including new or promising interventions, intended to prevent and respond to gender-based violence
within their businesses.
PSFU invites proposals from interested enterprises who can implement their suggested ideas in a sustainable manner. Applicants must present an innovative idea/solution and show how the prize would be used to prevent violence from occurring and to provide proper redress and support to survivors when violations do happen in the enterprise. The firm should also demonstrate how this innovation/mechanism will positively impact on societal values, norms, and attitudes that condone violence against women.
The activities supported under this award should be for a maximum of six months duration, with the expectation that the award will cover all, or the majority of, the costs of the activities specified.
Up to four winners will receive up to Ugx 52,000,000 in cash and/or in-kind support (goods and services) through this Innovation Challenge.
Who can apply?
Applications must be led by a private sector firm or a not-for-profit social enterprise with a financially sustainable business model operating in any of the seven pilot districts of the EU Spotlight Initiative in Uganda. The firm must already have been in business for no less than 4 years operate an inclusive business.
How to apply
Applicants must submit a proposal including a proposed solution for funding support. The proposal must explain the current GBV situation in the firm (including where applicable its supply and distribution chains), the proposed innovative solution to be piloted, adapted or scaled up as a mechanism to prevent and respond to gender-based violence within the business as well as positively impact on societal values, norms, and attitudes that condone violence against women.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS MONDAY, 25TH NOVEMBER 2019
The Executive Director
Private Sector Foundation Uganda
Plot 43 Nakasero Road