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President and CEO Heifer International, Surita visits Uganda to cement partnerships

"Surita Sandosham, President and CEO of Heifer International, arrived in Uganda for her first-ever visit, paving the way for strengthened partnerships and impactful projects in the region

“Surita Sandosham, President and CEO of Heifer International, arrived in Uganda for her first-ever visit, paving the way for strengthened partnerships and impactful projects in the region

Heifer International’s President and CEO, Surita Sandosham, and Chief People Officer, Eliah Makar, visited Uganda to strengthen partnerships with project beneficiaries.

“I’m excited to be in Uganda for the first time, meeting our team and partners. We’re working on the Stimulating Agribusiness for Youth Employment (SAYE) project, empowering young people in agriculture,” Surita Sandosham said.

“Our goal is to support youth in agribusiness, helping them achieve their dreams by 2030. We partner with organizations across the value chain to provide comprehensive support, from farm to market,” she added.

During her visit to Uganda, Heifer International's President and CEO, Surita Sandosham, stopped by the CURAD Incubation Center in Namanve Industrial Park, discovering new ideas and opportunities for partnership

During her visit to Uganda, Heifer International’s President and CEO, Surita Sandosham, stopped by the CURAD Incubation Center in Namanve Industrial Park, discovering new ideas and opportunities for partnership

Sandosham emphasized the importance of business incubation centers, saying, “Governments should promote these centers to streamline youth innovations and job creation.”

At the CURAD Incubation Center, she praised the resources and support provided, stating, “Incubation centers offer crucial resources, mentorship, and a nurturing environment for young entrepreneurs to succeed.”

Heifer International’s Country Director, William Matovu, said, “We’re committed to improving youth livelihoods through innovation, technology, and the SAYE project, targeting 250,000 young women and men in agribusiness.”

Surita Sandosham, President and CEO of Heifer International, emphasized the organization's commitment to empowering young entrepreneurs in agribusiness, saying: 'Our focus is on supporting young people to turn their dreams into reality, driving innovation and sustainable growth in the sector

Surita Sandosham, President and CEO of Heifer International, emphasized the organization’s commitment to empowering young entrepreneurs in agribusiness, saying: ‘Our focus is on supporting young people to turn their dreams into reality, driving innovation and sustainable growth in the sector

Matovu emphasized the need to address gaps in the agribusiness sector, saying, “We must work together to streamline the value chain and create opportunities for youth to thrive.”

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