Digital Economy
Program

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. 

Program Overview

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 Rails

Leverage shared digital infrastructure to reduce the complexity of serving the hard-to-reach​

Partnership Program​

Tap into a network of partners to collaboratively get to more hard-to-reach communities faster​

Digital Skilling​

Access stellar technical talent, and communities empowered to leverage digital solutions​

Agent Network​

Utilize a shared agent network to get closer to digitally excluded communities faster and more efficiently​

Program in Numbers

10

MSMEs to adopt ICT tools and applications

10

Early career opportunities in technical fields

1 M

Youth, women, smallholder farmers,  small business owners and others in underserved communities

10 K

Young people (60% women) in dignified and fulfilling work opportunities

10

Digital entrepreneurs access digital infrastructure to scale across agriculture, education and SMEs sectors

Partner with Us

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: