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The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme 2019

The TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme is a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to empower 100,000 additional entrepreneurs over 10 years from seven Sahel African countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.The partnership will target young Africans in under-served communities.

The goal is to create 10million new jobs and contribute at least $10billion to the African economy.

The Programme leverages the tried and validated approach to philanthropy on the continent pioneered by the Tony Eluemlu Foundation. It prioritises and positions entrepreneurship as the key enabler to catalyse the economic development of the African continent.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme provides the inspiration for the development of the TEF-UNDP Sahel Youth Entrepreneurship Programme which scales up the impact of the Foundation to empower an additional 100,000 entrepreneurs specifically from seven countries in Africa’s Sahel region.

Benefits

African entrepreneurs will gain non-refundable seed capital, access to a 12-week business training and mentoring. They will also receive visibility and numerous business networking opportunities.

Criteria

  • You must be an African entrepreneur residing in any of the listed countries: Northern Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Cameroun, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso
  • Your business must not be more than 3 years in existence. Potential businesses at the idea stage are encouraged.

Deadline:  August 5, 2019.

For more information and to apply

Visit TEF website: www.tonyelumelufoundation.org  or www.tefconnect.com.

Apply: Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education 2019

The Pan-African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education recognise African-driven and African based organisations addressing skill gaps, financial insecurity, and underemployment through innovative entrepreneurial education programmes.

With an emphasis on sustainability, the awards offer monetary prizes up to $15,000 as an investment in organisations whose inspirational work is transforming the futures of African Youth. Supported by The Saville Foundation and managed by Teach A Man To Fish, the Pan-African Awards combine the aims and expertise of both organisations.

“The Awards are an exciting chance to recognise and reward more organisations harnessing entrepreneurship to inspire and enable young people in Africa” Nik Kafka, Teach A Man To Fish CEO & Founder

To Apply
Click here to apply for the programme

Deadline: Friday August 16th, 2019

Please read the Terms and Conditions before applying. Need help or want to view this form offline? Download our application guidance or a print version of the application form.

British Council Creative Enterprise Programme 2019 – East Africa

The Creative Enterprise Programme is a four-day practical workshop that equips creative entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Expert facilitators, as well as local market specialists, will provide face-to-face support to help entrepreneurs explore business ideas, develop their business proposition, and create a business model that suits their hopes and motivations.

In June 2019, the British Council in partnership with Nesta (the UK’s innovation Foundation) will deliver the Creative Enterprise Programme again to East Africa.

  • The programme will deliver a four-day workshop in Khartoum, Sudan from 24 – 27 June 2019, focusing on the following creative entrepreneur categories – graphic designers, visual artists, painters, mural designers, illustrators, fine arts and comic artists.
  • The programme will deliver a four-day workshop in Kampala, Uganda from 05 – 08 August  2019, focusing on the following creative entrepreneur categories, performing artists, dancers, actors, fashion designers and filmmakers.

The Creative Enterprise Programme is designed to support entrepreneurs who are already in the process of setting up their own creative enterprise. The workshop content and activities are relevant to people whose businesses are up-and-running and those who are in the very early stages.

It’s suitable for people just starting out and for people who have been running a business for a long time, to take a fresh look at their business using new methods.

We want everyone to take part in our programmes. Wherever possible, we aim to make our programmes and services accessible to all interested applicants. Please let us know if you have any special access needs and we shall do our best to help.

Requirements:

All participants of the CEP must:

  • Be a creative business, working in the relevant creative industry – fiction and nonfiction writers, editors, publishers, journalists, screenwriters, scriptwriters, illustrators, graphic novelists, comic artists, playwrights, bloggers and poets
  • Have an already established enterprise or be in the later stages of developing an idea. This is typically a business no more than two years old but can be a more established business wishing to pause and consider their model through the CEP lens
  • Be willing to share their knowledge and experience with the group in an open, supportive peer lead learning environment
  • Come prepared to work on their business/idea, to progress through the programme, considering peer feedback, to strengthen their proposition
  • Be open to supporting fellow participants in developing their idea through providing constructive feedback when appropriate
  • Be available for the full duration of the programme.

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Lagos Business School Young Talents Programme 2019

The purpose of the LBS Young Talents two-day programme is to help the school establish an ongoing relationship with the brightest university students in the country prior to and after their graduation from the university. The primary objective of engaging with these talented students is to expose them to a world-class institution and shortlist suitable candidates for the LBS Management Scholarship Academy. We will also welcome candidates that could become future administrative staff and ultimately faculty members. This programme would help the school build a pipeline of bright academics for the African continent.

The LBS Young Talents’ Programme will:

  • Introduce participants to life in LBS as a faculty member, researcher and admin staff.
  • Introduce participants to a career in Management research and teaching.
  • Expose participants to the channels within the school for embracing an academic career: Management Scholarship Academy and the LBS PhD programme.
  • Discuss about the LBS culture, history and inspiration.
  • Build a network of young talents who can also be part of the MBA programme.

Eligibility: 

  • The candidate should not be above 30 years old.
  • The programme is open to final year undergraduates and Masters Students, youth corps members, and recent graduates.
  • These students should be on or have graduated with a first class or second class upper.

Previous participants of the YTP are not eligible to apply again.

Previous participants of the YTP are not eligible to apply again.

Programme date: 9 – 10 August, 2019.

Application closes: 17 June, 2019.

Application procedure:  Download and fill the YTP Application form click here.

Forward the completed form with your resume and proof of academic qualifications as an attachment to ytp@lbs.edu.ng.

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Apply for the Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa: Up to $10,000 grant available.

Are you action-oriented and target young academics and professionals, graduate students at the post-coursework/research stage of your programs? The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is pleased to announce 30 research fellowships for 2019 under the framework of the CARE project.

The IITA received a three-year research grant for “Enhancing Capacity to Apply Research Evidence (CARE) in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

The fellowship program seeks to contribute to policy development on youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be young Africans; the research will be carried out in the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia. Applicants must not be more than 40 years old at the time of application. Applicants must be young scholars at a research institute or university in Africa or a student registered in a Ph.D. or Master’s program in recognized universities in Africa, majoring in agricultural economics, agribusiness, or economics or a related social science field, and must have finished their university course work. The duration of the research should not exceed 6 months

Profits

Awards for Research Grants are up to $10,000 (Proposals with a reasonable higher budget can also be selected depending on the quality of the research proposal). Grantees will be supervised by IITA’ssocio-economics scientists in close collaboration with their national/university supervisors. Grantees will be offered training on research methodology, data management, and scientific writing. Grantees will be offered training on production of research evidence for policy-making.

Application Requirements

To apply for the Research Fellowship, applicants must submit the following: Completed application form; Copy of the passport or another statement of citizenship. Curriculum Vitae (CV), which includes work history and education. CVs should be no longer than two pages. Proof of registration at an accredited university for MSc and Ph.D. programs (for students). Proof of employment at a research institute or university in Africa (for young academics and professionals).

Guidelines for research proposals

Research proposals should be organized in the order listed below, and page limitations for components must be observed. The Research proposal must include the following components in one PDF document.

 The proposal narrative should not be more than seven pages in length, single-spaced, in 12-point type with 1″ margins. Approximately three pages should be devoted to the problem statement/policy issue, theoretical framework, review of current literature, and research questions. The remaining four pages should include the methodology, contributions to policy, work plan, and dissemination plan. Applicants must present a clear and well thought out methodology and the analysis to be done. The brief dissemination plan should include the intended audience and relevant journals where the research findings might be submitted for publication and professional meetings where the findings might be presented (7 pages maximum).

The conceptual model(s) that outline the framework or design of the study(2 pages maximum)

Contribution to the field to briefly describe the potential contributions this research will make to the field of youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa (200 words maximum

Reference list. A list of all references included in the text or in the models. Use complete citations, including titles and all authors. (No page limit)

Budget. There is no specific template for the budget. It may be a simple 2-column format or a more complex spreadsheet.

Please save and send your documents in this format: LastName_FirstInitial_Document.pdf (example: Smith_K_proposal.pdf

Applications and deadline

Applications must be submitted electronically in English or French, by email to                                  IITA-TrainingUnit@cgiar.org.

Application documents must be submitted as PDF files. The deadline for submission is 23:59 WAT, 15 March 2019.

Visit IITA for more information

Marketing Strategy (Training And Certification)

TRAINING/COURSE OVERVIEW

Marketing Strategy is one of the most crucial Aspects of Sales and Marketing. It will identify the different ways you can talk to your customers, and concentrate on the ones that will create most sales. Marketing Strategy Professional defines a product or brand’s unique value proposition, target markets, and strategies to connect with defined audiences.

At the end of this course, participants will be issued a Professional Diploma in Marketing Strategy

Fee: 65 000 Naira

Call Niyi [08162625986], Yomi [07039028188] for enquiries

Venue: 58, Opebi road (Beside Diamond Bank), Salvation Bus Stop, Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos

Audience Profile: This certification is appropriate for anyone who is interested in becoming a Marketing Strategy Professional.

DESCRIPTION

  • Provider: SCILS Management Center
  • Location(s): Lagos
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Fee: ₦65,000
  • Venue: 58 Opebi road near salvation b/stop Opebi Ikeja Lagos
  • Application Deadline 26 May, 2019
  • Training Type parttime
  • Required Experience High School
  • Start Date 31 December, 2018

TRAINING/COURSE OUTLINE / REQUIREMENTS

Course Contents:

  • Analyze Market Opportunity
  • Define Competition, Targeting and Positioning
  • Determine Pricing and Distribution Strategies
  • Determine Metrics, Objectives and Budget Allocation

Training Pack

  • Lunch
  • Templates
  • Customized Training Materials
  • Post Training Support

For more Information Visit Here

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PRESIDENTIAL YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SCHEME (P-YES)

The scheme aims to create at least 774,000 empowerment opportunities through direct youth empowerment over a minimum period of two years. The P-YES scheme covers the “Youth” defined in the Nigerian National youth policy (2009) as male and female individuals whose ages are between 18 and 40 years old.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE

The scheme is designed to equip the youth with requisite skills, knowledge and resources that will make them productive; thereby reducing poverty and creating an economically empowered youth population that can contribute meaningfully to national growth.

“The presidential youth empowerment scheme is government’s vision to raise a youth population that will be empowered to fight the scourge of unemployment and poverty.” –  Hon. Nasir Saidu Adhama

Join the P-YES Programme

Be part of the first 100,000 applicants for the presidential Empowerment scheme.

Requirements for application

  • Applicant must be a Nigerian male or female between the ages of 18 and 40.
  • Applicant must have a means of identification (National Identity card, International Passport, Permanent Voters Card- PVC).
  • Applicant must provide a Second Level Beneficiary (SLB) to qualify for benefiting from the scheme. 
  • Ability to communicate in Basic English language and or any local Nigerian language.
  • Provable upright character and a stable mind.
  • Applicant must provide a guarantor preferably a community or religious leader.
  • Ability to secure the endorsement of a local government official.
  • Beneficiary should posses the capacity to transfer knowledge and mentor pairs within their communities.
  • Applicants Must Complete a guarantor’s form. Get form here

How to Apply

Applying for the programme is easy. Just start by giving us your phone number and follow the instructions provided

Apply Now!

Apply In Person

In the event you can not or you choose not to apply online, you can collect a registration form from any of our offices here

For more Information visit here

Note: The application is on going, and the registration deadline is  unknown yet.

APPLY FOR THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME 2019

Deadline: March 1, 2019.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme is open to citizens and legal residents of all African countries, who run for-profit businesses based in Africa that are no older than three years.

Applications will be judged based on criteria including: feasibility, scalability and potential for growth of the product/service; market opportunity for the idea/business; financial understanding, leadership potential and entrepreneurial skills.

How do I apply for the programme?

All Applications must be submitted ONLINE through the APPLICATION PORTAL. You must complete an application form by answering a series of mandatory questions and uploading additional documents and identification materials. After submission, you will receive a confirmation email of receipt within 1 working day.

How is the Programme Selection Process?

1- How are selected applicants chosen to join the programme?

Selection of the applicants will take place from the close of the Application on March 1st, by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and an independent Selection Committee appointed by the Foundation, against the specified selection criteria.

2- By what criteria are the applicants to be judged?

All applications will be judged on 5 core criteria, which are:

  1. – Feasibility of the business idea.
  2. – Market Opportunity: Knowledge and understanding of the market, customers and competitors for their idea/business.
  3. – Financial Understanding: Understanding of the basic financial requirements of running a business, costs and revenues.
  4. – Scalability: Demonstrates potential for replication and growth of their product or service to create jobs and wealth.
  5. – Leadership Potential and Entrepreneurial Skills: Demonstrate leadership potential, capable of attracting people, customers and resources. 

 

Successful applicants will be notified on the 22nd of March, via the email address designated in the initial application.  The list of selected entrepreneurs will also be posted on the TEF Website.

If Applicants are offered a place in the Programme, Applicants will be expected to:

–complete a self-declaration form,

-provide proof of valid ID,

-provide a personal bank statement from the past 6 months,

  1. -provide a statement of current personal debts.
  2. -provide a reference from an employer, bank and/or academic institutions;
  3. -Provide business bank account details (For UBA present countries, it must be a UBA account)

Since inception we have received over 65,000 applications for the limited spaces on the programme, while we can only accept 1000 entrepreneurs each year. Here are a few possible reasons why your application was not successful:

  • -You did not complete the application
  • -Your business or idea is more than 3 years old
  • -Your business or idea is not based in Africa
  • -Your descriptions in one or more sections of the application was not clearly described
  • -Your application did not meet other eligibility criteria
  • -You scored low in one or more of the selection criteria.

For more Information visit here

Apply Here

 

Entrepreneurial Mindset

This month is also a fruitful month for all our entrepreneurs as people are in the mood of buying and spending. Make sure you take advantage of this season by making some money for yourself.

Becoming an entrepreneur is a sought after job for many reasons, including pride, purpose and possibly money. Starting and running your own business on a day to day basis is no easy task, but it is one that is truly worth the effort.

To be successful in your entrepreneurial dreams you have to be able to learn from others. The best way to learn the skills of a successful business owner is to study the skills of successful entrepreneurs and then to grow those skills in yourself.

Entrepreneurial Mindset is a power-packed series and the topics are

Apply: YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship 2019

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2019, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2018, Fellows represented a diverse group of leaders from 48 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Twenty-five Fellows identified as having a disability, and 51 percent of Fellows were women.

About the Fellowship

U.S.-based activities

Leadership Institutes: Each Mandela Washington Fellow takes part in a six-week Leadership Institute at a U.S. college or university in one of three tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management. The intensive model includes linkages between academic sessions, site visits, professional networking opportunities, leadership training, community service, and organized cultural activities.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit: Following the academic component of the Fellowship, the Fellows visit Washington, D.C., for a Summit featuring networking and panel discussions with U.S. leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Professional Development Experience: Seventy selected Fellows remain in the United States to participate in a four-week Professional Development Experience with U.S. non-governmental organizations, private companies, and governmental agencies that relate to their professional interests and goals. The PDE is designed to give Fellows practical training and the opportunity to learn transferable skills, expand their professional networks, and apply concepts learned at their Institutes to real-world situations in the U.S. context.

Africa-based activities

Upon returning to their home countries, Fellows continue to build the skills they have developed during their time in the United States through support from U.S. embassies, four Regional Leadership Centers, the YALI Network, and customized programming from USAID, the Department of State, and affiliated partners. Through these experiences, select Mandela Washington Fellows have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentoring, networking and training, and support for their ideas, businesses, and organizations. Fellows may also apply for their American partners to travel to Africa to continue project-based collaboration through the Reciprocal Exchange Component.

2019 Application Information

The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship application is open September 12-October 10, 2018!

Timeline

September 12, 2018 – Application opens
October 10, 2018 – Application closes
December 2018 – February 2019 -Semifinalists interviewed by local U.S. embassies and consulates
Late March 2019 – Applicants are notified of their status
May 2019 – Visa processing and Pre-Departure Orientations for finalists
Mid-June 2019 – Fellowship begins in the United States

Application and Selection Process

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is conducted as a merit-based open competition. After the deadline, all eligible applications will be reviewed by independent readers. Following this review, chosen semifinalists will be interviewed by the U.S. embassies or consulates in their home countries. If selected for an interview, applicants must provide a copy of their passport (if available) or other government-issued photo identification to verify eligibility.

Eligibility

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants ages 21-24 will be considered.
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.
  • Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government (including a U.S. Embassy or Consulate, USAID, and other U.S. Government entities).
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English. Applicants who are deaf should consult the Application Instructions for more information.

Selection criteria 

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business, or civic engagement.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, interest in, and professional experience in the preferred sector/track.
  • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

For more Information and how to apply visit the webpage

Click here to submit your application

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