UOMA must be adaptive to the changing needs of the market – focusing to overcome new barriers as they arise and coordinating with new stakeholders as they emerge. From 2018, our work is focused on the following initiatives:

Access to finance

Increase access to local currency debt finance for private sector actors in off-grid energy, bridging a critical working capital shortfall and currency mismatch and enabling operators to increase affordability of units.

Unserved populations

Reduce barriers to better target unserved populations in Uganda, improving access for some of the hardest-to-reach and most in need communities.


Productive use technology

Support industry to test & validate productive-use technologies that can achieve economic benefits for off-grid Ugandans while growing energy demand.


Communication and coordination

Enable effective communication and coordination in the off-grid energy sector, resulting in better resource allocation and accelerated progress in achieving universal access.

Government policy and targets

Support the public sector to create effective policies and an effective enabling environment to increase off-grid energy uptake in Uganda.