Innovation Village partnered with Mastercard Foundation to provide a blend of digital infrastructure, tools, skilling, and channels to support those innovating to bring opportunities in the burgeoning Digital Economy closer to young people, women, smallholder farmers, small businesses, among others, across hard-to-reach communities all over Uganda, unlocking opportunities that improve lives and livelihoods.
The Digital Economy Program uses technology and partnerships to unlock opportunities for those in hard-to-reach communities
The Program provides a blend of digital infrastructure, tools, skilling, and channels to support those innovating to bring opportunities in the Digital Economy closer to young people, women, smallholder farmers, small businesses and others in hard-to-reach communities across Uganda
Digital entrepreneurs access digital infrastructure to scale across agriculture, education and SMEs sectors
MSMEs to adopt ICT tools and applications
Early career opportunities in technical fields
Youth, women, smallholder farmers, small business owners and others in unerved and underserved communities
Young people (60% women) in dignified and fulfilling work opportunities
Local business strengthened, made more resilient and efficient
Using pre-built and highly customizable shared digital infrastructure and various partnerships, the Digital Economy Partner Program supports those building and scaling technology-enabled solutions for hard-to-reach communities in Agriculture, Education, or in support of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise resilience, and so on, to do so more efficiently, sustainably and at scale, faster.
There are currently two pathways to partner with the Program: