Technical Monitoring Report
The Uganda technical monitoring was carried out between 31 October and 4th November 2016. A total of 14 MSMEs were visited in Uganda. The field visits were carried out in the following towns: Kampala, Jinja, Fort Portal, Hoima, Pakwach and Lira. At the beginning of the monitoring mission the grantees presented progress on their respective projects including the uptake of SCP practices and patterns by the selected MSMEs.
Main observations during the field visits to MSMEs in Uganda:
a. The industrial symbiosis project in Uganda had good results – and some waste exchange have already taken place including: tannery hides being sold for gelatin producing company in South Africa, soup #5 exports to China, dog chew exports to European market; and rice husks for boiler.
b. The MSMEs have increased earnings from the waste exchange project.
c. One MSME has expanded the factory to convert waste paper to egg trays.
d. The Uganda Cleaner Production Center (UCPC) is a partner for most of the grantees and has ensured that cleaner production is incorporated in the uptake of SCP practices and patterns.
e. Record keeping by the MSMEs has improved.
f. Registration of products by the Uganda National Bureau of Standards has been carried out by some MSMEs.
g. Improved access to extension works for sesame cultivation.
a. The improved farming methods in Lira have increased productivity. The farmers are well trained but comprehensive toolkits need to be developed for replicating and up scaling.
b. The impact by the SNV MSME was not substantial (small cook stove, poor water filter and poor disposal of plastic bottles). The grantee did not come for the meeting but discussions were held with the consultant who was present.
c. Documentation of impact of SCP practices was lacking for all the MSMEs. This point was emphasised to the UCPC and NEMA who accompanied the SAG team for the visits.
d. It was agreed that technical reporting was required and the SAG team would work with the grantees to develop templates for reporting.
e. The grantees also agreed to provide visibility of the project as this was lacking on the ground.