UGEFA Announces Collaboration with dfcu Bank for Sustainable Future in Uganda

The Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA) is joining forces with dfcu Bank to foster green economic development in Uganda. dfcu Bank is committed to transforming the economy in Uganda and enhancing the wellbeing of its people. Aligned with UGEFA’s vision to accelerate a sustainable transition to a green economy, which is driven by small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that work together with financial institutions to build and scale innovative products and services, this partnership will be instrumental to further scale access to finance for green SMEs in Uganda.

Jointly, dfcu Bank and UGEFA will facilitate the provision of credit to support SMEs across the sectors of clean energy, green manufacturing, sustainable tourism, waste management and green mobility and transportation. The partnership also aims to amplify green impacts generated by SMEs and the creation of direct and indirect jobs.

On November 2nd, a partnership agreement was signed between UGEFA, represented by the European Union Delegation to Uganda as its donor and adelphi as its implementing organisation, and dfcu Bank. Charles Mudiwa, CEO of dfcu Bank, and Sanne Willems, Head of Sustainable Development at the European Union Delegation to Uganda, joined by other project and bank representatives, attended the signature ceremony at the headquarters of dfcu Bank in Kampala.

With this partnership, dfcu Bank joins a community of financial institutions spearheading the commitment to drive forward environmentally sustainable initiatives in the country. Joint work between commercial banks and UGEFA creates opportunities to establish innovative green finance instruments which facilitate access to finance for green SMEs.

Speaking at the partnership announcement, Charles Mudiwa, CEO of dfcu Bank noted that the partnership is a symbol of the Bank’s commitment to fulfilling its purpose of Transforming Lives and Businesses in Uganda. “dfcu has been at the helm of enabling businesses at various stages realize their dreams to grow responsibly while attaining profitability. We are confident that this partnership will allow us to continue on this journey, which will undoubtedly benefit multiple individuals, businesses, and communities.”
Christine Meyer, UGEFA Project Lead: “We are honoured to welcome dfcu Bank to a community of committed role models financing change in Uganda. We believe that this partnership between dfcu Bank and UGEFA will create lasting impacts – it will further increase access to finance for green SMEs in Uganda and scale green sector financing.”

About UGEFA:
The Uganda Green Enterprise Finance Accelerator (UGEFA) is a transformative initiative focused on driving green growth and sustainable financing in Uganda. Fully funded by the European Union Delegation to Uganda and implemented by adelphi Research gGmbH, UGEFA supports green enterprises and collaborates with financial institutions and key stakeholders to facilitate access to green finance for Uganda’s SME sector.

About dfcu Bank:
A subsidiary of dfcu Limitied, dfcu Bank is a leading banking and financial services company domiciled in Uganda. dfcu Bank is committed to conducting its business professionally and with integrity with the goal of transforming the economy and enhancing the wellbeing of the people.

Media Contact:
Paula Cros Marchena, UGEFA Communications Lead
Email: cros.marchena@adelphi.de


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