BIHARWE TFMP / Exhibition venue / Kampala, Uganda
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    TRADE – FAIR MARKETPLACE
Locations; Kabereber Town Council and Biharwe Trading Center opposite Igongo Country Hotel and Museum Mbarara, Uganda
Expands small holder producer’s access to markets to increase incomes, food security and improves live hoods.
Support Livelihoods-Market
What makes our products unique?
Every product we sell has been made by hand. Each artisan/producer who touches every item is paid a fair wage for their contribution to the product. This livelihood fuels the rural economy in areas where people are extremely poor and chances for livelihood generation are limited. The products and methods of working are taught from mother to daughter and father to son. They have been part of the indigenous cultures in Uganda for thousands of years.
The generation of handicraft production provides social as well as entrepreneurial benefits. It is a heritage that the people of Uganda are extremely proud to offer and share with the world. The history of Uganda is told through its handcrafts which are influenced and colored with the entire span of an ancient and rich historical context. Buy our handicrafts and own a piece of the history of Uganda.
SHOP at tradefairmarketplaces@gmail.com

Trade-Fair Marketplace PROJECT PROPOSAL
CRAFTS AND TOURISM BUSINESS PROMOTION CENTRE

Our Mission serve to support, promote and demonstrate the impact of the arts and crafts as a way of engaging communities for sustainable lively hoods while exploring design, skills and talents through village/urban exhibition centers, with a purpose to create and evolve new sustainable ideals, assuring that performing and visual artists gain and share skills and ideas.

Major focal areas
 Capacity building for craft making organizations, groups and traders in quality improvement and marketing
 Providing a permanent exhibition center for crafts from the East African region
 Centre of buying and selling crafts from the East African region for both local and international markets
 Tourism information-providing information on tourism activities, destinations and attractions in the region
 The TFMP offers you a wonderful travel across the region
Location:
The centre is located in Biharwe Town Board 12km from Mbarara town in - South Western Uganda - opposite Igongo Cultural Centre on the Mombasa-Nairobi-Kampala- Mbarara-Kabale-Kigali-Bujumbura Highway.
The Centre is focusing on the Crafts mainly because:
 It is labor intensive and involves significant numbers of poor people especially women and those less able to enter gainful formal employment.
 It is an informal sector activity and a relatively easy sector for poor people to become involved in, often as a bridge to more formal employment It often provides an additional income to existing activities
 Most value is added in-country locally unlike agricultural commodities
 There is market and customer demand and this helps to maintain traditional skills and cultural heritage.
 Though there is considerable in-house competencies and expertise in this sector there are still gaps that need to be filled especially in quality control and marketing
 Government support in terms of resources to this sector is limited so the centre will go a long way in helping communities, groups and individuals involved in this sector realize their dreams
The developing world supplies 80% of the world’s crafts and the industry employs a large proportion of the working poor. An estimated 70% of rural women in developing countries produce handmade items for their families use and/or sale
Tourism
 Tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in Uganda so it has a potential for transforming lives
 The local people are not fully utilizing the opportunities the tourism industry has to offer and some are not even aware that they exist. So the Center intends to build the capacity of the local communities to actively participate in the tourism industry
 Tourism and the craft industry go hand in hand. The promotion of tourism by the center will greatly enhance the craft industry
Beneficiaries
The Centre benefits a number of stakeholders
Organizations, groups and Individuals
 These benefit from the Capacity building programmes in quality improvement and marketing offered by the center
 The Centre offers permanent exhibition stalls at subsidized prices for organizations, groups and Individuals dealing in crafts to exhibit and sell their crafts
 The center links organizations, groups and Individuals to markets both inside and outside East Africa. It acts as a center for collection, quality assurance, marketing and Export

Tourists
 The center acts as a one stop center for tourists seeking information on tourism activities, destinations and attractions in the region
 The center also organizes visits for tourists to parks and other tourism destinations in the region through its TFMP Safaris
Government
The Government will benefit from having its people employed and from taxes and foreign exchange when the crafts are exported. The Centre will also supplement government efforts in Tourism development
Products
The center focuses on promotion of locally made crafts within the East African community Countries. This is intended to build the capacity of local communities, groups and individuals to be able to generate income from the sale of the crafts made locally using locally available materials for them to realize income and improve their livelihoods. The industry will offer employment opportunities to the local communities through the different stages of making and marketing the crafts
The products will include but not limited to:
 Mats,
 Baskets
 tye and dye patterned cloth
 woven materials-wall hangings
 door rugs and ornaments,
 beads
 Cards
 Wood carvings – stools, utensils etc
 Metallic traditional tools
Services
 Tourism Information center
 Internet services
 Tours and travel
 Restraunt Facilities
 Training facilities
 Cultural troupe

Strategic plan 2012 - 2016
Activity Time Frame
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Scope and Map all Craft-Making groups in the region starting with Western-Uganda x x x x x
Establish a permanent exhibition center-with stalls for crafts groups from-Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi,Tanzania and Kenya x x
Scale up existing small-scale craft producers to meet the needs of mainstream buyers. x x x x x
Establish Craft Export-Linkages for mainstream craft producers and ensure fair trade x x x
Increase value of sales from small scale craft producers to mainstream and fair trade buyers(exporters) x x x x x
Establish network of local service providers in each of the 5 regions of Uganda and eventually in the entire Regional Countries. x x x x
Establish/develop in-country and intra-country intermediaries to facilitate trading activity with and access to support services from mainstream exporters x x
Promote and facilitate the exchange of learning between producer groups and buyers across countries in the region x x
Scale up existing small-scale craft producers to meet the needs of mainstream buyers and Exporters x x
Scope and map tourism facilities, attractions and services in the region and establish a data base x
Establish linkages and contacts with all service providers in the region x
Establish a one stop tourism information –Center for the region at –Biharwe H/QTERS x x
Establish and operationalise-EACTBPC-SAFARIS to ease movement of tourists across the region x x x x

Budget estimates
Activities Unit cost Frequency Total cost
Maping of all Craft-Making groups in Western-Uganda 400000 5 2,000,000
Radio Talk shows 500,000 4 2,000,000
Establish a permanent exhibition center-with stalls for crafts groups from-Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi,Tanzania and Kenya 24,000,000 1 24,000,000
Scale up existing small-scale craft producers to meet the needs of mainstream buyers. 400,000 6 2,400,000
Establish Craft Export-Linkages for mainstream craft producers and ensure fair trade) 500 120000 60,000,000
Increase value of sales from small scale craft producers to mainstream and fair trade buyers(exporters) 3,000 12,000 36,000,000
Establish network of local service providers in each of the 5 regions of Uganda and eventually in the entire Regional Countries. 250000 10 2,500,000
Promote and facilitate the exchange of learning between producer groups and buyers across countries in the region 12,500,000 1 12,500,000
Scale up existing small-scale craft producers to meet the needs of mainstream buyers and Exporters
Scope and map tourism facilities, attractions and services in the region and establish a data base
Establish linkages and contacts with all service providers in the region
Establish a one stop tourism information –Center for the region at –Biharwe H/QTERS
Establish and operationalize-EACTBPC-SAFARIS to ease movement of tourists across the region
Administration costs 13,000,000 1 13,000,000
TOTAL 167,400,000

Facts & contacts
Facts & contacts
General information
Name of the venue BIHARWE TFMP
Type Exhibition venue
Activity Exhibitions
Mailing address opp.Igongo Museum and country Hotel
City Kampala
Country Uganda
Phone number(s) +256772922323
Email(s) Tradefairmarketplaces@gmail.com, buyinzajb@gmail.com
Profile URL http://mobilityhubafrica.org/buyinzajb
Practical & technical information
Practical & technical information
Technical brief
> TRADE_FAIR_MARKETPLACE_BIHARWE.pdf (3.4 MB)
How to reach the venue

The centre is located in Biharwe Town Board 12km from Mbarara town in - South Western Uganda - opposite Igongo Cultural Centre on the Mombasa-Nairobi-Kampala- Mbarara-Kabale-Kigali-Bujumbura Highway.

Places recommanded for accomodations

1-Igongo country Hotel and Museum

2-ours under construction

Recommended restaurants, bars, places to visit..etc

This place already has a budget class restaurant for those who cannot afford the high standards of Igongo Country Hotel
Exhibition garden are also in place. Accommodation is under construction.


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