In the framework of skills development reforms in Uganda, Enabel and World Bank are supporting new skills development funding mechanisms. The World Bank-funded Skills Development Facility is implemented by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) countrywide: http://sdfuganda.org/
Enable implements the following skills development funding interventions through the Support to Skilling Uganda project:
In the Albertine-Rwenzori region the Skills Development Fund promotes joint-ventures between training providers and the local private sector, against the backdrop of an expected oil-infused economic development.This component is funded by the Belgian Government for €2,000,000.
In the refugee hosting districts of Northern Uganda, the Skills Development Fund through instant-trainings strengthens youth, women and girls from the refugees and their host communities to obtain the skills needed to find or to create a job in the settlement economy or in preparation of the economy back home.This component is funded by the European Union Trust Fund for €2,600,000 and part of the Support Programme for Refugee Settlements in Northern Uganda (SPRS-NU) aimed at Stability and Addressing the Root Causes of Irregular Migration and Displaced Persons in Africa.
In Karamoja, the Skills Development Fund through instant-trainings promotes incomegenerating and livelihood activities as well as skills relevant for the local labour market. Focus lies with Karamojong, youth, girls and women. This component is funded by Irish Aid for €1,190,000.