ABOUT

TRAIDLINKS

We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to diminish poverty in developing countries by inspiring, supporting and promoting enterprise and contributing sustainably and equitably to local and world trade.

OUR HISTORY

2004

The Irish Government challenged the Irish Business Community to become involved in overseas development work through trade and commercial activity, and launched the Private Sector Forum for Development (PSFD).

2006

Traidlinks was established to oversee the development of the business relationships between Irish companies and companies in the developing world.

2007

Traidlinks formally began its Business Mentoring Programme whereby the organisation facilitates the development of African businesses through the provision of specialist technical skills and business development expertise.

2008

Traidlinks opened an office in Kampala, Uganda to oversee the organisations expanding role and scope of activities in that country.

2009

Traidlinks commenced its MarketLinked Programme in partnership with the Ugandan Export Promotions Board (UEPB) to support companies seeking to export their products.

2010

Paddy Maguinness, one of the founders of Traidlinks, was appointed as Managing Director

2012

Traidlinks, developed an Enterprise Centre and Agri-Supply Chain programme in the Hoima District of the Albertine (Lake Albert) Region of Uganda.

2013

  • The organisation developed it strategy to focus on three broad headings being of activity:
    • Enterprise Development and Enhancement
    • Agricultural Supply Chain
    • Institutional Capacity Building

Traidlinks work has been funded and supported by The Irish Government, Trademark East Africa and Tullow Oil.

OUR BOARD


MICHAEL CAREY

Chairman of The Irish Food Board

PATRICK BITATURE

Chairman Ugandan Investment Authority, UMEME, SIMBA Group

MAURICE HEALY

Chairman of Traidlinks, CEO of The Healy Group

NEIL O’LEARY

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ION Equity

DONAL TIERNEY

Managing Director of Bimeda Holdings

GER AHERNE

Chairman of Green Aviation, African Investment Advisor

EMMANUEL KATONGOLE

Chairman Cipla Quality Chemicals, Uganda National Oil Company

 

OUR STAFF


DUBLIN


Jo Ryan

Chief Executive Officer (Based out of Nairobi Kenya)

Caroline Mulqueen

Programme Manager / International Business Linkages


KAMPALA


Robert Moodie

Deputy Country Director / Marketlinked Programme Manager

John Bosco Kalule

Agri Supply Chain Programme Manager

Harriet Kobusingye

Trainee Receptionist


Josephine Nanfuka

Trainer — Finance Mentor

Joanita Babihuga

Administrative Manager — East Africa

Moses Birungi

Driver


Lilian Katiso

Commercial finance Project Manager

Scovia Kiiza

Office Adminstration

OUR PARTNERS


TULLOW OIL

www.tullowoil.com

Tullow Oil

Tullow Oil Plc was founded in 1986 and has since grown into a leading multinational oil and gas exploration company with interests in both Africa and Europe. Tullow Oil supports the Hoima Enterprise Centre and the Traidlinks Agro-Supply Chain Programme.

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TRADE MARK EAST AFRICA

www.trademarkea.com

Trademark East Africa

TMEA plays a key role in the advancement of the East African economy. It pursues the goals of increasing market access in the region through enhancing the trade environment and product competitiveness.TMEA shares these goals with the Traidlinks MarketLinked Programme and provides financial support to our programmes

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IRISH AID

www.irishaid.ie

Irish Aid

Irish Aid is a Governmental programme to reduce poverty and hunger in the developing world. It works on behalf of the Irish public through initiatives that support long term development and provides humanitarian assistance in over eighty countries. Irish Aid provides Traidlinks with financial support for development work.

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