COMMUNICATION AND VISIBILITY EVENTS
Throughout the first year, facilitation of visibility of the GET FiT Program has been a priority of all implementation
By setting up a dedicated GET FiT Website, frequently updated information on the Program is being disseminated
to developers and potential applicants. The webpage helps to raise awareness about the program, the available
support as well as procedural requirements. It is also serving as a first source of information for other interested
parties, such as development partners, other governments, journalists, consultants and researchers. By April 2014,
roughly one year after its launch, the website has been accessed more than 40,000 times.
In addition, dedicated public events were organized to promote key milestones under the program:
Launch Event: The GET FiT Program was publicly launched on 31.05.2013 at the Serena Conference Centre in
Kampala. In the presence of the German Minister for Development Cooperation and Economic Development, the
Ambassadors of Norway and Germany and the Head of Cooperation of DFID Uganda, the Ugandan Minister of
State for Mineral Development and the CEO of ERA officially launched the GET FiT Program. The event was
attended by a number of stakeholders and well covered in the TV and print media.
KfW and the GET FiT Secretariat participated in a number of conferences, e.g. the Commonwealth Business
Council (March 2013), the African Sugar Conference in Nairobi /Kenya (March 2013), the Uganda Mining and
Energy Conference & Exhibition in Kampala (May 2013), the AFUR Conference in Pretoria/South Africa (July 2013)
as well as the Africa Sub-Sahara Solar Conference in Accra/Ghana (April 2014) to present and promote the
program. Upon invitation by ERA KfW also presented the GET FiT Program to the Natural Resource Committee of
the Ugandan Parliament at a Stakeholder Symposium (July 2013) and during a Stakeholder Lunch (April 2013) that
was attended by Members of Parliament, representatives of Industry and Manufacturers as well as the media.
In an attempt to facilitate communication and promotion of the program, flyers have been developed and banners
printed that are being used at different occasions. Together with event and audience specific press notices this has
allowed broad coverage in national and international media.
While interest and coverage is naturally biggest in Uganda (illustrated by numerous press articles, radio and TV
features), there have also been references in renowned international media like African Energy. This proves the
success of this proactive communication strategy and ensures the visibility of donor contribution to the Program.
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Signing of DFA: In November 2014, the first Developer
Finance Agreements with developers supported under the
program were signed in Kampala. The signing ceremony
was presided over by the Chairman of ERA Board Richard
Aspire and Dr. Norbert Kloppenburg, member of the
Executive Board of KfW. The signing ceremony was
covered in the local media.
In addition, smaller event with selected target groups were
organized, like the above mentioned Commercial Bank
Roundtable. Notably, a GET FiT Stakeholder Workshop
with developers and investors was held in March 2013 to
raise awareness and understanding of the program´s
objectives. A similar workshop was organized for the GET
FiT Solar Facility in February 2014.
Signing of first three GET FiT Developer Financing
Agreements, November 22, 2013. (Photo: GET FiT)