UGANDA DEVELOPMENT TRUST

In Support of Participatory Community Development

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MISSION

"to foster sustainable social and economic development of its partners, NGOs, CBOs, SMEs and grassroots community through participatory development methodologies”

VISION

"to be a premier institution positively transforming the livelihood of grassroots communities”

PURPOSE STATEMENT

"to stimulate and facilitate effective participation of Ugandans in designing and increasing opportunities for community development and to encourage the growth of indigenous small/micro businesses and developmental institutions that can respond to the social and economic needs of the people of Uganda."

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Promote micro and small enterprise development which will generate income and employment;

  • Establish strategic partnerships with national and local governments, other donor agencies and the local private sector to support sustainable grassroots development;

  • Assist SMEs to access capital and management assistance while sourcing raw materials from smallholder farmers;

  • Promote, as a pathway to economic development and food security, the development, competitiveness and profitability of SMEs and small-scale agricultural producer groups; especially those involved in production of non-traditional exports (NTEs) and value addition to locally-grown staple crops; and

  • Increase the participation of SMEs and small-scale agricultural producer groups in trade and investment relationships with the European Union, United States and other export markets for African agricultural products.