INNOVATION FOR EMPOWERMENT OF MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES (INEMARC) -UGANDA Innovation 4 Empowerment of Marginalized Communities (INEMARC) is a non-profit organisation instituted in 2019 under the companies Act of 1995 (CAP 45). INEMARC Uganda is mandated to inspire, build and empower the Marginalised communities by providing employability skills to enable them to live to their fullest potential regardless of age, race, culture and religion. INEMARC Uganda started working with community- led Marginalised groups in 2015, as a volunteer organisation in Wakiso districts with support from the local authorities and donations. We have currently, scaled up our activities to four districts in Uganda i... read more INNOVATION FOR EMPOWERMENT OF MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES (INEMARC) -UGANDA Innovation 4 Empowerment of Marginalized Communities (INEMARC) is a non-profit organisation instituted in 2019 under the companies Act of 1995 (CAP 45). INEMARC Uganda is mandated to inspire, build and empower the Marginalised communities by providing employability skills to enable them to live to their fullest potential regardless of age, race, culture and religion. INEMARC Uganda started working with community- led Marginalised groups in 2015, as a volunteer organisation in Wakiso districts with support from the local authorities and donations. We have currently, scaled up our activities to four districts in Uganda including Wakiso, Kayunga, Buikwe and Yumbe. We envisage community-led development initiatives that enhance sustainable and self-reliance integrated approaches which support the disadvantaged population live to their fullest potential. We provide services to these priority demographics which include isolated urban refugees, youths, low-income families and newcomers who need support and services to thrive in their community. We have developed partnerships with PINTRA and the local civil society organisations to offer a set of employability models and social cultural services to the underserved community population. Our Mission To uphold a resilient community where the marginalized people can achieve a firm foundation of basic skills and innovations to foster sustainable economic growth and self-reliant, with the capacity to live to their fullest potential. Target Population Our target population comprises unemployed out of school youths (12-25 years), women and men with disabilities, home based workers, marginalized women & girls ,school drop outs, fresh graduates from both colleges and universities (18-30 years), People Living with HIV, refugees. We have a specific focus on the urban and rural communities who are vulnerable and most at risk. Our community economic development intervention is accredited to permit the poor people to think beyond immediate daily survival and exercise greater control over both their resources and life choices. INEMARC spearheads community participation to embrace economic empowerment approaches that nurture their resilience and innovations to diversify community social spheres and business enterprises. Program Intervention INEMARC is committed to foster the community empowerment through a multi- dimensional approach to effect a sustainable change. INEMARC performs research in the different aspects affecting the community to understand their demands. We build strong relationships, proving that we are here to assist them, not to decide for or use them, as they are often accustomed to a better understanding of their needs than we do and it is imperative that they have ownership in the development programs that promote direct involvement and sustainability. The project maintains a strong focus on developing and customizing new training tools for vulnerable groups in different settings. Our intervention approaches vary according to the specific needs on the ground and partnership arrangements. We provide sustainable skills development and employability novel knowledge hence contributing to the social and economic empowerment of vulnerable communities. On a pleasant note, we strongly encourage direct community involvement and ownership at the central stages of the project implementation for instance in designing and delivering programs that facilitate new venture creations, physical education and sports activities, entrepreneurship training for the at home and school dropouts and employment referrals so that activities could be sustained beyond the life of the project without the need for external support. Besides, we embrace an enabling environment for entrepreneurship ecosystem through establishment and strengthening of partner networks of implementing associated programs, business angles, Venture capital firms and government agencies in support of employability models. Our strategic approaches to community needs, encompasses innovative interventions to spearhead the community growth through providing customized capacity building initiatives, skills improvement in traditional occupations, trainings in vocational skills, career development, agro business of small scale farmers, entrepreneurship, climate change awareness and business development technical support to the vulnerable and most at-risk communities. Technical Team/Senior Management Ahmed Kato is the Executive Director Ahmed has gained vast experience in overseeing and leading teams in implementing several community development projects funded by international development partners among others DFID, USAID, CDC, UN systems, OFDA, ECHO and EU. He has over 12 years demonstrated experience in financial management, networking, research and innovation, and grants management which he attained while working with different international and local NGOs in Uganda. Ahmed is an experienced professional with a passion for building and launching new business ventures including delivery of operational impact as a management consultant. He has conducted various training encompassing entrepreneurs skills, income generating activates, Value chain and supply management, market systems development for the SMEs at an early stage, Venture creation among other. He has monitored and implemented vast projects funded by EU, DFID, USAID, OFDA, CDC, SIDA, and other development partners. Ahmed has excellent organizational and leadership skills with diverse knowledge to lead and develop startup projects. Ahmed is a Ph.D. Researcher in entrepreneurship Finance & Innovation at the University of South Africa. He holds an MBA (Finance & Accounting), PG Dip in financial Management and Bachelor of Commerce. Saida Kikomeko the Capacity Building & Skills Development Manager Saida holds a Master's in Public Administration and Bachelor of Arts with Education. She has over 6 years of demonstrated experience in mentoring of partner organizations, training of staff, and community skills development with a focus on the Marginalised communities. She is a professional teacher registered with the Ministry of education with 8 years of lecturing experience. She has conducted several trainings involving vocational skills development, basic accounting and savings trainings for the youth groups, social and financial inclusion for the vulnerable women and girls. Jane Kasenge Finance and Administration Manager. Jane holds over 8 years of financial management and administration experience in internationally funded organizations. Jane is also skilled in cash management, financial planning, and human resource management. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and pursuing ACCA Level 2. Jane has excellent financial reporting skills, grants and contract management and a member of Momentum skilled in financial management for NGO. Jane has performed several trainings in financial management for the non-finance staff, booking and Village savings for the informal SMEs and assisting the graduated SMEs to register with the recognized government agencies. Head Office Plot 99 Makandwa- Kitende. Wakiso District Uganda East Africa P.O Box 12009 Kampala Cellphone +256772491964 E- Mail email@example.com Website: https:\\www.inemarc.org (under construction).
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