EADB Biodiversity Investment Fund provides attractive loan financing to Ugandan registered businesses that can demonstrate a positive impact or contribution towards biodiversity conservation in Uganda. The loans available may have a tenor of up to 10 years, a value of between Ugandan Shillings 450 million to 3.5 billion and may be used for capital expenditure, business development, and/or working capital.
The purpose and vision of the of the BIF is to promote a diversified and sustainable economy that supports healthy biodiversity.
Target sectors include organic agriculture, tourism, aquaculture and fisheries, forestry (including non-timber products such as honey, bamboo and shea nuts), renewable energy and wildlife based enterprises. The primary focus is to provide attractive commercial financing to projects that promote the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
In this video, hear Juraj Ujhazy introduce the Biodiversity Investment Fund in more detail. Also find a link to the Fund's current Call for Expressions of Interest here.