Technologies Reducing Rural Women’s Domestic Workload In Northern Uganda, Uganda

Uganda, Uganda, Uganda
Last update 2024-07-16
Expires 2024-08-16
ID #2228734808
Technologies Reducing Rural Women’s Domestic Workload In Northern Uganda, Uganda
Uganda, Uganda, Uganda,
Modified July 6, 2024


Technologiesreducing rural women’s domestic workload in Northern Uganda About the programme Climate Smart Jobs (CSJ) is a 4-year programme funded by the UK's International Climate Fundwhich aims to support large-scale job creation in the agri-business sector,increasing productivity and incomes.

The programme facilitates innovative,sustainable solutions that address the impacts of climate change and systemicconstraints that hinder the performance of smallholder farmers (SHFs) in Northern Uganda, particularly women, host communities, and refugees.

CSJ worksin partnerships with market actors and provides a combination of technical andfinancial assistance.

Background Theproductivity and performance of women in Northern Uganda are significantlyconstrained by the dual responsibilities they bear.

While women are taking on leadingincome-generating roles, deep-rooted patriarchal norms still impose upon themthe primary obligation of domestic care and childcare, with minimal involvementfrom men in these tasks.

Domestic care encompasses various time-consuming responsibilities suchas cooking, cleaning, laundry, water, and firewood collection, all of which areexacerbated by the challenges posed by climate change.

Consequently, the burdenof domestic care diminishes women's availability and mobility, hindering theirability to engage effectively and efficiently in income-generating activities,both on and off the farm.

While the impact of domestic chores on women'sproductivity, performance, and workloads is widely documented, innovations thatreduce women’s unpaid domestic burden are not reaching SHFs at scale in Northern Uganda.

Despite some results, the commercial viability and adoption ofmost existing technologies are weak.

Economic growth-focused programmes,including market systems and private sector development programmes, have notcomprehensively focused on domestic care innovations.

CSJ acknowledges theimportance of solving this challenge sustainably and at scale.

Aim of the Request for Expressions of Interest.

CSJ is requesting Expressions of Interest (Eo I) from national andinternational companies which sell domestic care technologies which arerelevant to the needs and capabilities of SHFs.

These may include but are notlimited to clean cooking equipment, water harvesting and depuration for homeconsumption and solar equipment.

Technologies which commercial viability isproven, even if at smaller scale, and can demonstrate potential for smallholderfarmers are eligible for commercialisation support from CSJ in the form oftechnical and financial assistance.

How to apply Interestedcompanies are invited to submit a concise Eo I following the provided structureor to share equivalent content, such as a brochure or company profile, ifalready available.

Description of the technology (max 1 page): this should include: A brief overview of the technology/technologies you propose for consideration, including core functionalities/features and how the technology alleviates the burden of domestic care.

A snapshot of the current reach and market presence of the technology., number of units sold/location, existing distribution channels.

An outline of major challenges for expanding the reach of the technology geographically, user).

Description of the company (max 1 page): This should include a brief overview of the core business, its ownership/leadership, years in operation, location, and core personnel.

Eo I must be submitted via email to by Monday 29th July at midnight (EAT).

Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Technologies reducing rural women’s domestic workload in northern uganda

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