The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) shut down its activities in December 2020 at the end of its mandate. The administrative closure of the Centre was completed in November 2021.

Gerald Otim

Chief operating officer and co-founder of Ensibuuko, Uganda

Chief operating officer and co-founder of Ensibuuko, Uganda

Gerald Otim


Otim represents a generation of leaders in Africa that are using entrepreneurship to impact communities and foster inclusion. Before moving to serve in a full-time role as COO at Ensibuuko, which seeks to equalise access to financial services through online banking, Otim worked with Educate! – a not-for-profit organisation working to influence education systems in Africa to foster practical entrepreneurship training in schools.



African start-ups are the least funded in the world; 80% of funding goes to Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa with most directed to FinTech (financial technology) start-ups. Ensibuuko, a Ugandan company providing mobile finance services, received financial and incubation support as winner of CTA’s AgriHack programme in 2013.


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