POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women in Entrepreneurship & Reproductive Health), is a new start-up accelerator project, which was first implemented in Uganda by Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW) in collaboration with our partner, Action 4 Health Uganda (A4HU). POWER is a transformative initiative that aims to empower women entrepreneurs (18-30 years) and foster the creation of innovative businesses that will positively influence the supply and demand of family planning and sexual and reproductive health and rights (FP/SRHR) information, services, and products. By focusing on the intersection of entrepreneurship and start-up growth, reproductive health, and technology, the project has achieved remarkable success during its pilot phase and has ambitious plans for further expansion into 2025.

Given the impact achieved in Uganda, DSW is now expanding POWER to Tanzania in 2024.This initiative will align with the countries national framework ‘Vision 2025’ strategy, aimed at addressing socio-economic challenges. Offering comprehensive in-person and online training, the accelerator has been designed to equip women-led start-up owners with vital skills, mentorship/coaching, and leadership development, which also includes the development of an alumni-network to ensure continued support and network expansion. Similar to POWER in Uganda, the accelerator also integrates with DSW’s youth clubs and Youth Empowerment Centres, ensuring sustainability of the approach and development of future, locally driven enterprises for reproductive health.

Join us in shaping a future where POWER empowers women leaders, transforms communities, and drives local, sustainable change!

Joan Patience

Sumayyah Nakimuli Sengendo

Natukunda Sharon

Rebecca Florence

Evelyn Logose

Mary Yaar

Vickie Sharon

Babirye Angel

Edith Atim

Fatuma Imanet

Maureen Kamara

Winnie Nabukeera

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For more information about this pilot and its potential, reach out to project manager Shane.

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Shane O’Halloran

Head of Digital Transformation & Business Development Unit

Telephone: +49 (0)30 240006917
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