Finding XY proudly announces the attainment of the prestigious Silver Gender Equality Seal. This significant accomplishment follows our active engagement in the rigorous Gender Equality Seal (GES) certification program, led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU), with robust support from the Government of Uganda. Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this initiative underscores the critical importance of Gender Equality, offering businesses a transformative pathway to boost productivity, enhance profitability, and impactful partnerships.

Among the esteemed cohort of awardees, Finding XY is among the 40 private sector companies, distinguished with distinctions ranging from Gold to Silver and Bronze. Within the Silver Award category, we share this recognition with prominent private sector entities, including the Federation of Ugandan Employers (FUE), Steel and Tube Ltd, Finance Trust Bank, and the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Uganda (AMFIU). This accomplishment marks a significant leap forward in our ongoing commitment to empowering Small and Growing Businesses (SGBs). We are dedicated to creating inclusive opportunities for economic growth, particularly for women, while fostering innovation across the African continent.

At Finding XY, gender inclusivity, youth empowerment, and support for vulnerable communities are integral to our programs. Initiatives such as the Women in Agriculture Impact Investment (WAII) Facility, Cente Ya Kikazi, and the Agricultural Apprentice Incubator embody our commitment to positive change. We take immense pride in witnessing some of our program portfolio companies, including the National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE), receiving well-deserved recognition.

The certification process was a strategic opportunity for Finding XY to conduct a meticulous internal organizational assessment of our policies and practices. This undertaking resulted in the development process of a comprehensive company-wide policy and action plan for gender equality. As we conscientiously progress towards the implementation of this action plan, we are steadfast in our commitment to address the identified gaps and continuously evolve.

We extend gratitude to the Development Partners and fellow Private Sector companies. This collective effort underscores the pivotal role of the private sector as a catalyst for positive change, affirming that businesses can actively contribute to societal development through inclusive and empowering practices. Rightly said, this intervention can equally thrive within the public sector.

Until next time,
Written by: Merab Twinomugisha | WAII Facility Manager