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Grant: Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship

It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write while simultaneously earning a living. To help meet this need the MMF annually awards a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships, with the aim being to allow each Scholar the time to produce the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born …

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Opportunity: Attend SOCAP20 Virtually

If you are one of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs, you are now invited to apply for a scholarship to SOCAP20 by July 17th! Every year SOCAP receives hundreds of applications from ventures that are creating impressive social and environmental change in communities around the world. From that pool of applicants, we select up to 150 outstanding social enterprises to receive a scholarship for the flagship SOCAP Virtual conference on October 21 – 23, …

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Funding opportunity: AFS prize for global citizens 2020

Solving Global Crises Requires Young Global Citizens | Deadline for Applications: 28 July Are you a person under 30 committed to improving the global community?Applications for the AFS prize for global citizens 2020 are now open. Pandemic. Climate crisis. The need for young global citizens has never been greater. They are driving the changes urgently required to address and solve our shared challenges. The AFS Prize for Young Global Citizens will recognize one young person …

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Access Womeneur pitchaton Africa

The largest growth program for women in Africa *#Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2020* is back and it is #Bigger and #Better!😁 Do you know a female entrepreneur who will find this very beneficial? Would ₦5,000,000 make a difference for her business? Let’s make her unstoppable!😎 Join the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton Africa 2020 and stand a chance to win a grant of *₦5,000,000* and earn a mini MBA for entrepreneurs in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC)! …

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Acumen West Africa Fellowship Programme

In times of uncertainty, we are faced with two choices; Wait and follow or step up and lead. This new moment demands a cohort of determined individuals with the moral imagination to rethink institutions and take on inequality and injustice. Acumen Fellows are such individuals—locally rooted yet globally connected builders bent on reimagining self and systems. If you’re ready to step up and lead then apply to become an Acumen Fellow. WHO IS ELIGIBLE? If …

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The alpher mentorship program

As an organisation committed to gender parity and the development of women and girls, Union Bank has flagged the αlpher initiative to support the growth of women and female-owned business. The αlpher initiative was created to enable women to be the best versions of themselves. Its aim is to help women on their respective journeys whether your aim is to start or expand your business, meet new people, build new partnerships or develop capacity for …

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2020 Forbes8 Digital Startup Accelerator (Nigeria) Application

Forbes8 announces Nigeria’s First Resilience Digital Startup Accelerator program. The free virtual accelerator will welcome 100 top companies from Nigeria. Founders selected for the program will undergo 4 intensive weeks of digital training to help build and scale their companies for the future. Applications are now open and close on May 26th. Apply Now Forbes Magazine is an iconic brand that has graced our business culture for over a century (since 1917). Forbes recently launched …

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Apply for the 2020 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

Calling Startup African Entrpreneurs: Apply for the 2020 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Applications for the 6th cohort of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is now open. This is a call to all young African entrepreneurs across the continent to apply for the Programme. About the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)—Africa’s leading philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs—is looking for the most innovative business ideas across the African continent …

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Win N1m small business grant in Nigeria

Let’s begin the month with this #fundingopportunity from @friendsofprof to celebrate the birthday of our VP @profosinbajo. Stand a chance to win a one off #smallbusinessgrant of N1m for your #Nigerianbusiness if you are 18-35 years old. All you need to do is write how N1m will improve your business in not more than 1 page and send in an email to friendsofprof@gmail.com by 11:59pm (WAT) tomorrow, 3rd of March, 2020. All the best!

Opportunity to attend BIOFACH – World´s Leading Trade Fair for Organic Food

Calling women entrepreneurs! Are you an exporter of organic products? Don’t miss this opportunity! BIOFACH 2020 will take place from 12 – 15 February 2020 in Nuremberg, Germany. This event is considered a leading international trade fair for natural and organic food and products. At previous editions, nearly 2800 companies from 76 countries showcased their products at the trade fair, to over 51,500 experts in the industry. ITC will support women entrepreneurs by covering the following costs: ·         Entry fee·    …

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AWEC 2020

Deadline: December 17, 2019. The African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) is a 12-month, high-touch leadership and management capacity building program. AWEC empowers women from across Africa and the diaspora with the knowledge and network needed to build resilient and scalable businesses. We use applied and collaborative learning models, enabling immediate business impact and cultivating a pan-African cooperative of entrepreneurs, experts, and allies. Our mission and impact are aligned with the UN’s SDGs focused on gender …

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UK- Africa Female Tech Founders 2020

Are you a rising female entrepreneur based in Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa using tech to solve a local development challenge?  The International Tech Hub Network is today launching Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders 2020. The programme will bring 15 of the continent’s most ambitious development-focused women entrepreneurs to the UK in January. If you’re based in Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa, you could gain access to world-class mentoring, 1:1 time with UK investors and expert training to …

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Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE)

START YOUR JOURNEY WITH THE YOUNG SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS (YSE) PROGRAMME!. Submit your application to the YSE 2020 Programme HERE!Application closes on 15 December 2019. The YSE Programme seeks to inspire, equip and enable youth of different nationalities to embark on social enterprises (SEs) in Singapore and beyond. If you have a social enterprise idea, we want to help you make it happen! Participants will learn from leading social entrepreneurs, business professionals and other youth who …

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Facebook Accelerator London

Application deadline: Friday, 18th October. About Welcome to Facebook Accelerator London, at LDN_LAB. We run a 12 week programme to support talented startups who are building technology to create impact at scale. LDN_LAB is a dedicated space for startups, located in our London Rathbone office. We leverage the knowledge and experience within Facebook to support the most impactful technology startups across the UK, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. For this programme we are especially …

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Standard Chartered bank Women in Tech Incubator in Nigeria

This program aims to support female entrepreneurship, aligning with calls for more diversity in tech and for more opportunities for women to develop entrepreneurial and leadership expertise. The purpose of the Women in Tech Incubator in Nigeria is to provide incubation support designed to target early-to-mid stage professionals from technology and business sectors – females who are most likely to have the requisite domain knowledge, experience, and perseverance to deliver results. Eligibility Criteria: WITI is …

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ACT Foundation 2020 Grant Cycle

Applications are now open for the ACT Foundation 2020 Grant Cycle. We are accepting applications from nonprofits and social enterprises in the Health, Environment, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership sectors. All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply. We are accepting applications from nonprofits and social enterprises in the Health, Environment, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership sectors. All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply. To learn more about our application and how to apply visit the Grant Guidelines and Eligibility …

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VLISCO FASHION FUND

The Vlisco Fashion Fund supports emerging designers and tailors in the process of establishing a career in fashion. We share knowledge, give access to an expanded network, and help emerging fashion talent with skill-strengthening and brand-development for their African fashion labels. WHO CAN APPLY African fashion designers, 20-30 years of age, living in or outside Africa.Applicants must be able to design and sew their own clothes. HOW THE CONTEST WORKS Selected applicants are invited for …

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Opportunity: She Trades Invest

THE SECOND APPLICATION PHASE IS NOW OPEN! The International Trade Centre’s SheTrades initiative aims to connect 3 million women entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses to international markets by 2021. Under the umbrella of the SheTrades Initiative, SheTrades Invest is dedicated to supporting fruitful relationships between investors and women entrepreneurs in developing markets. In doing so, SheTrades Invest addresses the sixth global action of the SheTrades initiative – unlocking financial services for women-owned businesses. SheTrades Invest will: …

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Business and Digital Skills series: Your Target Audience

She Learns Here presents the BDSW series. A series of FREE quarterly workshops for women in business which takes place in Ibadan. The next workshop will be on the topic : How to discover your target audience. At this workshop, we will guide participants to explore how they can gather information about their customers and potential customers. They will learn how to focus their actions on maximizing their impact on their target audience. We will …

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Academy For Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) DreamBuilder Programme – 2019-2020

Women! Another opportunity knocks! Be among the 50 million women to be empowered by this white-house initiative, brought to you by @dreamgirlsacademy & US Embassy’s Academy of Women Entrepreneurs. This is one that will open up more doors for you. If you’re an aspiring female entrepreneur starting out in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), Commercial & Creative fields, this is a grand chance you shouldn’t miss. I brought an overview of the programme …

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Miles Morland Foundation 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers (£18,000 in Scholarships)

The Miles Morland Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 Morland Writing Scholarships for African writers. The purpose of the Scholarships is to promote literature and good writing. Submissions, including non-fiction submissions, will be judged solely on literary merit. Scholarship Requirement: The only condition imposed on the Scholars during the year of their Scholarship is that they must write. They will be asked to submit by email at least 10,000 new words every month until …

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AUC- UNDP African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme

Do you want to work to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals? Do you want to fight poverty and ensure sustainable development? Do you want to lead change and develop your skills to do so? If so, we invite you to apply to the African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme – a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC)and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This exciting partnership aims to build a new generation …

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The INK 2019 Fellowship Application

The INK Fellows Program aims to bring together a community of game changers who have the courage to redefine the world through their innovative ideas and breakthrough thinking. Our mission is to accelerate these journeys and amplify your impact as the role models of tomorrow. Guidelines 1. We can only accept one application per candidate. 2. Save an offline copy. Our form does not allow you to save your application and come back to it …

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Apply: Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

Beijing+25 Youth Task Force A call for applications for the composition of a time-limited Youth Task force that will work closely with UN Women from August 2019 to September 2020, consisting of young people aged 14 to 30 years. Together with your resume and the recommendation letter from your organization, network or civic movement, please send your application to youth.engage[at]unwomen.org by 15 July 2019 (deadline) Visit this link for details.

AGRICULTURE: AFRICA 2019

Village Capital is launching its Africa Agriculture 2019 program with the support of Ceniarth and Small Foundation. Application closes June 28th, 2019.Village Capital welcomes ventures meeting any of the following criteria listed below to apply for the Africa Agriculture 2019 program.