Study mission of FUE Uganda to The Netherlands

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Rosemary Ssenabulya, CEO of the Federation of Uganda Employers, visited the Netherlands on a study mission on invitation by DECP on the 18th and 19th of June

Rosemary started her study mission at the DECP office were Thieu Korten explained the structure of the Dutch employers' organisation VNO-NCW (number of members, subscription fee system, communication policy, etc.). Then the Social Economic Council, one of the most important advisory bodies in the Netherlands, was visited where Ton van der Wijst outlined the basics of the so-called 'polder model' in the Netherlands. Rosemary was accompanied on this and also all the other visits by Andrew Moore, Special Advisor of DECP and the country coordinator for Uganda. In the afternoon Rosemary met the project officer for Uganda and the head of the department for Analysis and Monitoring of the PUM Overseas experts programme. PUM runs several programmes in Uganda. The day was rounded off with a meeting with Ton Lansink, Managing Director of the Centre for the promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) in Rotterdam.

Rosemary started Tuesday 19th with a meeting with Mr. Paul van Delft, staff member of the branch association of VNO-NCW for the western part of The Netherlands, who explained the relation between the regional branch associations and the apex organisation VNO-NCW. The next meeting was with Mr. Hans Roelofs, managing director of the Centre for HRM for the western region. This Centre offers all kinds of HRM services to SME's e.g. the hiring of a HRM ranging from a few hours a month or even a year to a couple of days a week. In the afternoon a meeting with several experts of AWVN, a service organisation on social affairs, was arranged.

The study mission was very successful and gave Rosemary and Andrew several ideas for projects for the FUE.

Rosemary Ssenabulya, CEO of the Federation of Uganda Employers, visited the Netherlands on a study mission on invitation by DECP on the 18th and 19th of June

Rosemary started her study mission at the DECP office were Thieu Korten explained the structure of the Dutch employers' organisation VNO-NCW (number of members, subscription fee system, communication policy, etc.). Then the Social Economic Council, one of the most important advisory bodies in the Netherlands, was visited where Ton van der Wijst outlined the basics of the so-called 'polder model' in the Netherlands. Rosemary was accompanied on this and also all the other visits by Andrew Moore, Special Advisor of DECP and the country coordinator for Uganda. In the afternoon Rosemary met the project officer for Uganda and the head of the department for Analysis and Monitoring of the PUM Overseas experts programme. PUM runs several programmes in Uganda. The day was rounded off with a meeting with Ton Lansink, Managing Director of the Centre for the promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) in Rotterdam.

Rosemary started Tuesday 19th with a meeting with Mr. Paul van Delft, staff member of the branch association of VNO-NCW for the western part of The Netherlands, who explained the relation between the regional branch associations and the apex organisation VNO-NCW. The next meeting was with Mr. Hans Roelofs, managing director of the Centre for HRM for the western region. This Centre offers all kinds of HRM services to SME's e.g. the hiring of a HRM ranging from a few hours a month or even a year to a couple of days a week. In the afternoon a meeting with several experts of AWVN, a service organisation on social affairs, was arranged.

The study mission was very successful and gave Rosemary and Andrew several ideas for projects for the FUE.