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UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship Training Program

UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship Training Program

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Applications call for UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Women in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sudan

The UNITAR Social Entrepreneurship Training Program for Women aims to empower women with the knowledge and skills of entrepreneurship and mentor them to develop self-led entrepreneurial initiatives and solutions (social or commercial) that will harness digital technologies to address socio-economic challenges in their respective countries.

Program Details

The program will be delivered in English and consists of two main phases covering the full cycle of an idea to market entrepreneurship by providing training, mentoring, pitching, operationalization plan, and outcome evaluation. The first, phase 1 would be for a fairly large cohort (80 participants) across target countries and the second, phase 2 would be for a selected number of participants (15-20) chosen from phase 1 to progress to phase 2.

The program builds on the UNITAR experiences and lessons learned in Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan and many other countries emerging from conflict, and to design learning experiences and case studies tailored to specific learning needs and priorities of the participants and their working environment. At the end of the program, each participant will have a peer-reviewed business plan that addresses the aspecific development challenge in their country or region.

Action Areas

  • Nurture an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Find a Problem Worth Solving
  • Build a Scalable and Sustainable Enterprise
  • Lead and Manage for Growth
  • Craft the Competitive and Risk Strategy
  • Foster Enterprise-Wide Innovation

Target Audience

The target audience are passionate and potential entrepreneurs from the Horn of Africa including members of Small and Medium Enterprises, government agencies and academic institutions. This program is open only for women from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, and Sudan.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants will be selected through an open call for applications based on specific criteria including:

  • Female and aged (between 18 and 40).
  • Geographical and sectoral representation within the country.
  • Deep interest in entrepreneurship and frontier technology.
  • Good oral and written English skills.
  • Keen passion to learn by doing and highly motivated to succeed to provide a positive impact on society.

Application Process

To apply for this program, you will need to complete the below steps:

  • Create a SurveyMonkey account (if you don’t have one already)
  • Complete the Eligibility Criteria Survey
  • Start, Complete and Submit your Application Form

For more information, see Call for Applications


Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline06 September,2020
Open toAll



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