Are you a woman entrepreneur between 20-45 residing in Pemba or Mara? Do you have a business idea or an already established business? Applications for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program 2023 are now open!
U.S. Embassy in partnership with SELFINA is excited to launch applications for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program, aimed at connecting women business builders in Tanzania with the tools needed to bring their bright entrepreneurial ideas to life.
AWE is a new and exciting program from Department of State supporting the development of women entrepreneurs around the world. The program aims to reach 50 million women by 2025 and commits to providing women the knowledge, tools, and networks that they need to turn their ideas into successful business. Through facilitated online learning, women will further their business skills, network with mentors and see their ideas into reality.
Key Program Objectives
- Provide resources for women to engage in U.S-style online education with guided facilitation and localization from ECA alumni, local women business leaders, or other local partners.
- Foster networks that support AWE participants’ access to peer-to-peer mentorship, business partners, and scaling opportunities with businesses in the region and in the United States.
- Enable access to a wide range of on-going programs tailored to women’s economic empowerment to expand the effects of AWE participation.
Eligibility for Academy for Women Entrepreneurs
- Aspiring or startup women entrepreneurs with a viable business idea.
- 20 to 45 years old women entrepreneurs.
- Tanzanian citizens residing in Pemba and Mara.
- Must be able to commit to the full program from July to September 2023 in Pemba, and October to December 2023 in Mara (2 weeks of English language classes, and 8 hours per week for 13 weeks for AWE training).
- Applicants with basic computer knowledge.
- Applicants with a working laptop.
- Applicants who can easily understand English (writing and speaking).
- Applicants with an interest of sharing the knowledge gained with others.
Application of Academy for Women Entrepreneurs
Application will close on May 21, 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.
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