SENDEA is a program of the Stiftung Solarenergie (Germany): a network of like-minded local solar companies in developing countries. The programme serves to strengthen local solar crafts in order to improve the supply of solar energy to the population on the one hand and to promote the creation of jobs on the other.
The solar off-grid industry in Africa is dominated by international manufacturers or distributors. The lack of small and medium enterprises (SME) in developing countries is a significant obstacle: “the missing middle”. SENDEA empowers local SME: Local small and medium enterprises (SME) are the main driver for innovation, poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.
Who is SENDEA Uganda?
“Association of Sendea Members Uganda” (Sendea UG) is a network of like-minded local solar companies in Uganda. The member companies follow strong quality standards for technology, customer service, finance.
What does Sendea offer to members?
Sendea strengthens local solar companies in order to improve the supply of solar energy to the population on the one hand and to promote the creation of jobs on the other. Our services as a network:
- Peer-to-peer exchange of experience
- Training measures for employee and management development
- Acting as a consortium towards manufacturers, organisations and investors
- Bundling of purchasing power
- Joint Public Relations / Marketing
- General awareness raising for decentralised energy supply and environmental protection
Who are the current members?
Sendea UG has started in 2017 and consists now of these five Ugandan solar companies:
Access To Solar | Anuel Energy | SunTap | Sostap | New Cares
Who can become a member?
Participants of this call for proposals need to be a founder of a solar company in Uganda, working mainly in the off-grid sector with solar energy.
The equity majority of your company has to be hold by local shareholders. The company is not a subsidiary of an international company nor an exclusive importer of one manufacturer only nor a franchise partner.
As entrepreneur you already have business experiences (min. 3 years) – either in the solar sector or in another business.
How to apply?
If you fulfil these conditions and are interested to join our program and become a long-term member of the SENDEA community then you are invited to send us two documents:
- your personal CV
- a presentation of your company
Please send your documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected entrepreneurs are invited to a personal meeting.
If you have more questions about Sendea, please contact one of our board members: