According to Uganda Co-operative Savings and Credit Union (UCSCU) the apex organization for SACCOs, women in both management and board positions in SACCOs add up to only 31%. This is due to lack of exposure/ awareness, intentional mentorship opportunities and stuck mindset. The women mentorship program will increase the number of women in SACCO leadership by 10% by 2027.
The WMP is an echo program of the CDF WMP; an initiative by the Alumni of the CDF women mentorship program under UCSCU in partnership with ACCOSCA and other mobilized partners through ACCOSCA. It is unique professional development opportunity for women leaders in SACCOs. The program gives ladies an opportunity to access credible mentorship and exposure from credible professional leaders of experience in the SACCO sector nationally and internationally.
Ladies who graduate from the program have an opportunity of strategic networking and professional growth and exposure to both internal and external mentorship and training opportunities. They create a network of professional leaders who support and empower each other at their work places.
The WMP is run by the Uganda Co-operative Savings and Credit Union (UCSCU) in partnership with ACCOSCA and other Stakeholders who share the same vision identified by both ACCOSCA and UCSCU at international and national level respectively.
To create a pool of empowered women leaders with capacity to be equal contributors in their workplaces through leadership roles in Co-operatives.
Women in SACCO leadership (CEOS, General Managers, Heads of Departments, Supervisors and staff in decision making positions) actively working in the day-to-day operations in a SACCO.
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