The call for applications for $10,000 JAMII Femmes Program 2022 for African Women Entrepreneurs is open. The JAMII Femmes projects seeks to improve the effect of African Women entrepreneurs on the African economy and to encourage the development of creative sustainable development solutions that will contribute to positive change in Africa by improving the lives of tens of thousands of people.
The Women in Africa (WIA) initiative, which is backed by the Coca-Cola foundation and is now in its inaugural year, seeks to promote and economically empower women entrepreneurs in Nigeria with creative solutions for sustainable development.
The JAMII Femmes initiative aims to increase the impact of African women entrepreneurs on the African economy and support the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable development that will contribute to positive change in Africa by improving the quality of life of tens of thousands of people.
For this first year, the Coca-Cola Foundation and Women In Africa are offering a multi-phase programme to 7,000 women from three countries.
The first phase is a 4-month digital training phase, conducted by WIA’s partner, Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest network of private higher education institutions, which will enable them to develop skills in:
- Behavioural intelligence,
- Critical thinking,
- Creativity and design thinking,
In the second phase, selected beneficiaries will have access to grants.
Finally, in the third phase, selected beneficiaries will be able to participate in an accelerator programme, after which a special prize of USD 10,000 will be awarded per country.
- Women over 18 years old
- Nationals or residents of Nigeria, Kenya or Ivory Coast
- Mainly in the Agriculture sector and/or in relation to the sustainable development objectives defined by UNESCO
- Please note that the applicant’s business or project must have a direct impact on the African continent.
- The candidate must be able to be present in the country of selection if she is selected for the acceleration phase, in case she does not reside there.
Benefits of JAMII Femmes Program 2022 for African Women Entrepreneurs
Access to education
7,000 women entrepreneurs will benefit from a digital programme on entrepreneurship and social and personal skills. The sessions, led by WIA’s knowledge partner and Africa’s first and largest network of private higher education institutions, Honoris United Universities, will provide women with a principled approach to developing creative ideas, as well as knowledge on leadership and management skills.
With the accelerator programme, 70 women entrepreneurs from 3 countries will benefit from an in-depth support programme and coaching.
Access to finance
600 women entrepreneurs will receive grants to support their business development and increase their impact on communities.
At the end of the programme, one laureate per country will receive a prize of $10,000 to support her project.
Network access and visibility
The programme will give participants lifetime access to the WIA network, and thus, to potential collaborators throughout Africa. WIA will create an Advisory Council for each country, composed of local personalities who will accompany the programme.
Therefore, women entrepreneurs will be able to be in contact with these prominent personalities. They will be on WIA’s social media throughout the programme.
Deadline: May 31, 2022
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