AMFIU was honored to receive a Gender Equality Seal Award from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Private Sector Foundation of Uganda (PSFU) during the recent Gender Equality Seal (GES) Awards ceremony. The GES Awards aim to acknowledge private sector institutions that have demonstrated a commitment to integrating gender equality within their workplaces and business strategies.

During the event, Ms. Elsie Attafuah highlighted the importance of recognizing the private sector’s role in promoting gender equality, women’s participation, leadership, and the elimination of gender-based violence in the workplace. She emphasized the impact of the Gender Equality Seal initiative, a global flagship program that showcases how Public-Private Partnerships can drive development interventions to empower women and promote equality in business operations.

Uganda was the pioneering country in Sub-Saharan Africa to launch the GES in 2016, with UNDP and PSFU leading the initiative. To date, over 90 companies from various sectors, including manufacturing, banking, telecommunications, hospitality, media, health, and ICT, have participated in the GES certification process. Companies undergoing certification commit to incorporating gender perspectives into their management systems to achieve gender equality and create fairer working conditions.

AMFIU was among the 40 private sector companies recognized with a Silver Award at the GES Awards ceremony. Other organizations received Gold, Silver, and Bronze certifications for their efforts in promoting gender equality within their workplaces.