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Professional fellows program for East African Entrepreneurs 2019 (Fully funded to Michigan State University)

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Deadline: 01 Jun,2019    Next term Starts:: 03 Nov,2019

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About.

The professional entrepreneurs program fellowship is an intensive program meant to advance women agribusinesses and innovations hosted at Michigan State University.This is a revolutionary fellowship that seeks to train and support agribusiness professionals and entrepreneurs from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania and connects them with their counterparts in Michigan for bench-marking and exchange of information. This program will be based on agripreneurship[ and agrifood systems that help address women’s economic empowerment.

This program will be a four week program in the US and will begin with a pre-departure orientation in the local US embassies in the local East African countries.The program will involve internships in Michigan institutions , seminars and meetings with US leaders in economic development.

Eligibility and Criteria.

  • This program is open to women entrepreneurs , social innovators , SMEs and young people working in the agricultural sectors to encourage women economic empowerment.
  • It is open to Civil societies and NGOs that work in support of women in agriculture in the East African countries.
  • Academic staff (of any gender) working on projects to support women in agriculture and food sectors.
  • Its open to policy makers and people working in the public areas in agriculture and food sectors to support women’s economic empowerment.
  • You must be between the ages of 25  to 40 years old.
  • You should be a citizen of either Kenya , Uganda or Tanzania.
  • You should be able to speak and write English fluently.
  • You must be able to demonstrate leadership capabilities and collaborative skills and be commited to support your community.
  • You should have employer’s support for participating in the program for those employed.
  • You must be  interested in participating in a reciprocal program for American participants coming to your country.

 

Awards and Benefits.

  • Gain a place to undertake an internship at Michigan Institutions .
  • Gain an opportunity to attend seminars on agripreneurship and meet with US leaders to discuss development in agriculture and food systems.
  • Gain an opportunity to learn design of special projects and participate in presentations during the internship in Michigan.
  • Participate in a three day professional fellows congress in Washington D.C to discuss about the role of agriculture in women’s empowerment.

 

How To Apply.

To apply please click here.