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EoI- Products reducing rural women’s childcare burden in Northern Uganda


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1 week ago

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Productsreducing rural women’s childcare burden in Northern Uganda

About the programme

Climate SmartJobs (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) inNorthern Uganda, particularly women, host communities, and refugees. CSJ worksin partnerships with market actors and provides a combination of technical andfinancial assistance.


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 childcare, with minimal involvement from men in thesetasks. Childcare encompasses various time-consuming tasks such as cooking,feeding, bathing, cleaning and babysitting. Consequently, the burden of childcarediminishes women's availability and mobility, hindering their ability to engageeffectively and efficiently in income-generating activities, both on and offthe farm, and maintain manageable workloads. While the impact of childcarechores on women's productivity, performance, and workloads is widelydocumented, innovations that reduce women’s unpaid childcare burden are notreaching SHFs at scale in Northern Uganda. Despite some results, the commercialviability and adoption of most existing products is weak. Economicgrowth-focused programmes, including market systems and private sectordevelopment programmes, have not comprehensively focused on childcareinnovations. CSJ acknowledges the importance of solving this challengesustainably and at scale.

Aim of the Request for Expressions of Interest.

CSJ is requestingExpressions of Interest (EoI) from national and international companies whichsell childcare products which are relevant to the needs and capabilities ofSHFs. These may include but are not limited to disposable and re-usablediapers, disposable diapers, skin care products for children, fortified andpre-prepared baby food, baby wipes, among others. Products which commercialviability is proven, even if at smaller scale, and can demonstrate potentialfor smallholder farmers are eligible for commercialisation support from CSJ inthe form of technical and financial assistance

How to apply
Interestedcompanies are invited to submit a concise EoI 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 products you propose for consideration, including core functionalities/features and how the products alleviate the burden of childcare. A snapshot of the current reach and market presence of the product ., number of units sold/location, existing distribution channels. An outline of major challenges for expanding the reach of the product (geographically or in terms of the target user base).

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. EoI must be submitted via email to by Monday 29th July 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.

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