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Call for Application: African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program

African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program: Are you a female entrepreneur from Africa in need of training and support to develop and grow your business? Then apply for the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program (AWEC). AWEC is accepting applications for its highly selective leadership and business management capacity building program.

AWEC is the accelerant behind hundreds of African women entrepreneurs who have transformed and grown their businesses. The program is seeking the next 200 women who are ready to join the next cohort for a high-impact applied learning experience. The program is designed to expand the knowledge, increase skills and broaden the network of African women entrepreneurs.It is a great opportunity for women to develop their businesses


Program Sponsor(s): African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative

Program Worth: See Program Benefits (below)

Area of Focus: Entrepreneurship

Slots: 200

Country Eligibility: African Countries


 

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African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program | ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

To be eligible to apply for the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program:

  • Applicants must be women who are founders of businesses that have been in operation for at least two years in any industry ad have at least two employees OR women who have a strong business concept and plan to launch their business within the next year.
  • Applicants who are founders of social enterprises are encouraged to apply; founders of NGOs or nonprofit organizations are no longer eligible for the 12-month program
  • Must be citizens of any African country, currently living on the continent or in the diaspora
  • Must be comfortable with remote teamwork and collaboration, especially using digital tools
  • Applicants must be proficient in verbal and written English
  • Able to regularly (at least weekly) access the Internet through a computer or tablet

Also Apply for: British Council Future Leaders Connect Programme 2021 (Fully Funded)

Program Benefits

  • Form connections with a diverse network of African women entrepreneurs
  • Establish a relationship with a senior business mentor
  • Strengthen strategy, leadership and business management skills
  • Gain skills in finance, marketing, and strategy needed to grow and scale their enterprise
  • Develop a toolkit of soft skills, including self-confidence, resilience, collaboration, and cross-cultural communications

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative Program are to apply online and must read and follow all instructions carefully throughout the application process.

Application Deadline: 31 January 2021 at 11:59 UTC

Visit the Official Website for more Details

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13 COMMENTS

  1. My name is Ashinze Philomena. I sell food stuff such as rice, beans, yam etc. I also do poultry business. With the grant, I will be able to increase my purchases and increase my poultry birds and create employment to many others. Thanks

    • Good evening my name is Nneze, I have successfully registered with organisation hiw di i get information especially when the training will take off, can I the watsapp app or any how I get information thanks

  2. I am a milliner from Nigeria looking to expand my sole proprietorship business and I am interested in this programme. The limitation to applying is the requirement to have a minimum of two staff. I don’t have staff. I work alone but I outsource the delivery of my products. Can I be considered.

  3. I am Gloria Mbadiwe, engage in buying and selling of Wrappers, doing POUTRY FARM also. I will like to be assisted with AWEC wealth of knowledge for the expansion of the business and to also impart interested women. I am from IMO State but live in Kogi State, Nigeria. Thank you.

  4. I KOTTONAEDI MYAHWEGI l AM A FARMER AND A WIDOW I WANT TO BOOST MY COMMERCIAL RICE FARMING IN MY AREA AND I THINK AWEC IS GOOD FORUM THAT WILL HELP ME WITH WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE TO ENABLE ME HELP OTHER WOMEN LIKE ME .I AM FROM ADAMAWA STATE NIGERIA. THANK YOU

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