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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.

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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: World Bank Group’s Young Professionals Program

The World Bank is currently seeking applications for its Young Professionals Program (YPP) with an aim to provide opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group.

The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others. To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.

Young Professionals are offered a five-year renewable term contract, spend 24 months in a structured development program, and enjoy a variety of benefits and opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program:

  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1986
  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required
  • Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level.

Application Process

The application for the 2019 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank is open from June 14 – July 31, 2018.

Before You Apply, please ensure that:

  • You meet the minimum requirements for eligibility for the Young Professionals Program and,
  • You have all the information at hand including key dates, an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), Education Certificates/Transcripts, PhD Dissertation/Master’s Thesis topics (short summary), if applicable, and the Application Essay ready to be uploaded

Deadline: 31 July 2018

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit Young Professionals Program.

Apply: UN SDG Challenge for Women Entrepreneurs ($20,000 grant)

The WE Empower Challenge is a global business competition for women entrepreneurs who are advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and inspiring entire communities to create the world we want by 2030.

Criteria:

  • Has your business been in operation for more than three years?
  • Do you employ at least three full-time staff (or full-time equivalent)?
  • Are you a for-profit or social entrepreneur? (for this competition a social enterprise is a for-profit business with a social mission)
  • Does your business generate at least $100,000 USD in annual sales?
  • Are you available to travel to New York City between September 23-29, 2018

Benefits:

  • Five selected awardees, one from each UN region, will be chosen from those who apply by 1 July 2018. The successful awardees will be notified in early August 2018 and will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York during the UN Global Goals week (24 – 29 September 2018) to participate in a series of tailored trainings and events. Awardees will also:

• On Tuesday, September 25 participate in a dynamic pitch event hosted by Diane von Furstenberg that brings together top business, tech, venture capital and media leaders with an opportunity for one awardee to receive a $20,000 grant to further their business; UN Global Goals week

• Attend a high-level dialogue with senior UN Officials, the Council of Women World Leaders and the Women Political Leaders Global Forum;

• Participate in Global Citizen week events including a ticket to attend the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept 29th; and

• Participate at the UN Private Sector Forum event convened by the UN Secretary-General.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, kindly Click here to apply now.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to email weempower@vitalvoices.org.

For more information, please visit https://weempower.awardsplatform.com/

Apply: Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Social Impact Fellowship 2018 for Social Entrepreneurs

The GLG Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social entrepreneurs answer their organization’s critical strategic and operational questions, at no cost. Through the two-year Fellowship, ambitious and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.

Requirements:

  • Fellows are leaders with strong records and visions for their organizations. They have great teams and do something innovative that’s likely to scale. They are personally committed to learning, excited to grow professionally, and articulate ambitions for their organizations’ growth which GLG is positioned to support.

Benefits:

  • Each year of the Fellowship begins with an in-person convening at GLG’s offices in New York City or Austin. At the convening, Fellows learn how to use the GLG platform, meet the people of GLG and each other.
  • October 9–10 in the GLG New York office. Participation is mandatory and GLG will cover all associated expenses
Fellow Selection Criteria:
1. Nonprofit or social enterprises

GLG recognize that both nonprofit and market-based solutions make big impact in the world. A for-profit organization must be mission driven at the very core of its work. Typically, enterprise-operating budgets have been under $500,000/year. For-profit organizations will be asked to disclose ownership structures.

2. Funding
The operating budgets of our Fellow organizations have varied from $1M up to $15M. The most important consideration is that there is an established financial structure to support scale. While we recognize that funding is always a concern, GLG look for organizations
beyond the point at which funding is a critical barrier to growth.
3. At an inflection point and pursuing scale
GLG look for organizations no longer in early development stages and whose leadership is ready to pursue ambitious growth. These organizations have proven the concept of their impact, and implemented their program at initial sites. During the two-year fellowship, participating organizations will be scaling significantly and seeking expertise to build mature operations and informed strategy.
4. Average three to five years in operation
5. Employ a minimum of five full time staff
6. Established leadership supporting key strategic planning and execution
7. CEO/Founder committed to leading through the Fellowship
The Fellow must understand GLG’s value, can articulate use cases, and be open to GLG and our Council Members as thought partners. They must be relentlessly focused on impact, excited about learning, and open to feedback. This requires that they has developed a team and habits that allows for strategic thinking in pursuit organizational growth.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2018

For further information and to apply click here

 

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