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Ce blog est administré et mis à jour par le réseau Wikiprogress Africa. Ce réseau, hébergé par l'OCDE, est une plateforme axée sur le partage de connaissances dans le domaine de la mesure du progrès et du bien-être des sociétés africaines.

lundi 11 novembre 2013

Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa Fellowship

Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa (SET Africa) is a fellowship program for young social entrepreneurs from across Anglophone Africa. SET Africa provides these young leaders with training, networking, and funding opportunities. The programme is managed by the Makerere University Business School (MUBS) Entrepreneurship Centre in Kampala, Uganda. SET Africa is part of the YouthActionNet® global network of 16 institutes supporting 889 young social entrepreneurs around the world who are impacting 1.3 million lives annually.

SET Africa now invites applications from young social innovators in Anglophone Africa who are founders or co-founders of ventures with a social mission to apply for the SET Africa fellowship run by MUBS. Fellows under this programme will be trained in entrepreneurship and leadership. They will also receive funds to help grow their social enterprises and implement activities to achieve their vision.

The SET Africa programme is managed in collaboration with MUBS, the International Youth Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

What Kinds of Ventures Are We Are Looking For?
a)      Ventures led by youth between 18 and 29 years old that are making a difference in their community.
b)      The venture should have at least one year of impact in the community.
c)      The venture should be able to demonstrate evidence in addressing social problems such as improving access to services like education, finance, health, counseling,  capacity building, helping households increasing incomes, helping children grow in a good environment etc.
d)      The venture can be a non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid business model.

Eligible Applicants:
a)      Must be a founder or co-founder of a social venture.
b)       Should be a citizen from an Anglophone Country (See list of Countries).
c)      Should be between 18 – 29 years by February 24, 2014.
d)       Can demonstrate innovative approaches in addressing social problems.
e)      Should be proficient in English
f)       Must be willing and able to attend a leadership retreat in Kampala, Uganda.

For more information, click here.

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