Up Accelerate

Up Accelerate WAY Edition 2018

Up Accelerate WAY edition is looking for solutions to address challenges in Sexual Reproductive Health & Gender-based Violence for women and young people.

Ready to kick-start your idea in sexual reproductive health? Join the Up Accelerate WAY edition challenge now!

Up Accelerate WAY Edition

Up Accelerate WAY edition is a social innovation incubator that seeks to support up-to eighty (80) youth (Refugees and Non-refugees) who will be nurtured to develop and implement break-through entrepreneurial solutions/businesses for the improvement of Sexual Reproductive Health Resistance (SRHR) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV)outcomes.

Up Accelerate

This Up Accelerate edition is focused on eight districts in Northern Uganda and West Nile that include Adjumani, Agago, Amuru, Arua, Kitgum, Lamwo, Moyo, Yumbe

The incubation process will provide mentorship, seed funding, business training and linkages to markets so as to enable the beneficiaries to build self-sustaining solutions.

The challenges this year!

  1. Enable women & young people affected by conflict & their host communities to access timely, context-appropriate and accurate information and education on Sexual Reproductive Health & GBV.
  2. Improve access to essential sexual reproductive health services and supplies for women and young people affected by conflict and their host communities;
  3. Provide an integrated approach to reducing drinking behavior so as to limit instances of Gender-Based Violence.


  • You must be part of a team of at least 2 individuals and a maximum of 5 people. At least one female member
  • Aged 18 – 30 years of age
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English;
  • Your solution is pre-revenue and has not raised more than UGX 37 Million
  • Your solution is targeted for implementation in the eight target districts of the program. Should you not reside in any of the focus districts, your team composition should include at least two residents from there.
  • You are not an employee or relative to an employee of Outbox, Reach A Hand, UNFPA


  1. Free Business and Product development training
  2. Access to Experts and Mentors
  3. Technical guidance to launch your solution to market
  4. Seed funding of up to 18 Million shillings for one year

How to Participate

One last thing, please ensure you have read and understood everything about the WAY edition and that you meet the eligibility of this programme before you proceed to fill in the application form below.

Click here to Apply

Deadline: To be communicated soon


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