CALL FOR BUSINESS PLAN PROPOSALS FOR THE UCC/UCUSAF GRANT FOR SKILLING YOUTH GROUPS IN ICTS AND MULTIMEDIA

Introduction

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) through the Uganda Communications Universal Service Access Fund (UCUSAF) has launched a call for business plan proposals to establish a collaboration in the implementation of key activities under a general thematic area of skilling youths in Multimedia production to enhance local content creation in Uganda in response to the adverse effects that COVID-19 pandemic is having on the entertainment industry and the youth.

Project Objectives

The general objective of the scheme is to encourage and assist the youth to adopt ICT tools and applications in multimedia production and related business processes, and thereby, improve their productivity and competitiveness in national and international markets. The strategy aims at establishing youths that are self-employed and self-sustaining using IT tools and skills in multimedia production.

Project Actions

  • Identify target youths/youth groups to benefit from the skilling.
  • Develop training content, customized in local languages, where    possible
  • Train youths who meet prerequisite minimum skills requirements
  • Monitor and follow-up trainees.

Target Group

This initiative targets youths/youth groups with an interest in Multimedia production and the arts and those engaged in the entertainment business. This phase is for a pilot that shall be done using facilities set up by UCC through UCUSAF at public ICT facilities in two locations. One urban (Wakiso) and one rural (Nakaseke)

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Application Timeline

The grant application is open from 19th to 30th April 2021.

A Pre – grant Application meeting will be held online on 26th April 2021 at 10.00 am. Details will be communicated on the UCC official website www.ucc.co.ug and on all UCC official social media sites.

Final Applications should be submitted in triplicate hard copies (3 Copies) by 4.00 pm on 26th April 2021 to: –

The Executive Director

Uganda Communications Commission

Plot 42-44, Spring Road Bugolobi

P.O. Box 7376, Kampala

Uganda

A Soft copy of the proposal should also be sent to the email address – registry@ucc.co.ug by the above deadline.

A detailed statement of requirements with the application eligibility criterion should be accessed on the UCC website www.ucc.co.ug

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You are invited to a Zoom Pre-Grant meeting

When: Apr 22, 2021 10:00 AM Kampala

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMvd-utqT8sHtxxlxn29bdL1ZwLAe0yh9fe

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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