Project Component

The Competitiveness and Enterprise Development Project (CEDP) is a project of the Government of Uganda co-financed by the International Development Association of the World Bank Group (IDA). One of the sub-component activities under CEDP is the Tourism Enterprise Support Fund which will offer grants to communities living around the protected areas in order to strengthen their capacity to engage in tourism-related commercial activities and also support private tourism enterprises to recover from the effects of Covid-19 and also build resilience.

CEDP Overall Objective
The objective is to support measures that facilitate increased private sector investment in the tourism sectorand also strengthen effectiveness of the land administration system.

Specific Objective of the Support Fund
The specific objective of the TESF is to support tourism enterprises in Uganda to recover from the impact of COVID-19 and position them for growth in the medium-to-long-term.
The proposed interventions are categorised into products and services’ diversification, and capacity development initiatives including training and provision of equipment to enhance value addition. The interventions seek to build capacity of firms and communities to provide improved and quality tourism services and products, adopt new technologies, generate economic benefits and support conservation and protect local tourism assets.

Also See:General Application Guidelines

TESF is funded by the World Bank and Government of Uganda and managed by the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU)
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