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Akili Dada Young Women Social Entrepreneurs in Kenya 2019

Akili Dada Young Women Social Entrepreneurs in Kenya 2019

Country: Kenya
City: Nairobi
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Are you a young woman running a start-up social enterprise in Kisumu, Kilifi or Tharaka Nithi Counties? Akili Dada is an international, award-winning leadership incubator cultivating transformative leadership in a generation of young African women. Further, they apply a holistic approach to educating and cultivating leadership in adolescent girls and young women by employing four key strategies to nurture growth and meaningful impact; financial investment, leadership development, movement building, and advocacy, and mentorship.

Moreover, by selecting from and building the capacity of some of Africa’s most innovative young women, they are meeting the urgent need for more African women in leadership as well as the overarching need for creative and empathetic leadership that holds justice at its core. Akili Dada acknowledges the role of social entrepreneurs in facilitating change and designing solutions to challenges that our communities face. Further, Their investment grows out of their belief that young women, especially from underserved communities at the grassroots are best positioned to address community challenges. Also,  Akili Dada is seeking to invest in 3o young women from three counties; Kilifi, Kisumu, and also, Tharaka Nithi, for a period of 2 years to develop their leadership skills and grow their enterprises’ sustainability.


  • Selected young women will have access to;
  • Thematic training and development to expand their knowledge in leadership and
    social enterprise management.
  • Likewise, a network of mentors to support young women’s personal and professional
  • Seed funding to develop and grow their enterprises
  • Also, Akili Dada’s network of funding and development partners
  • Learning visits to organizations in the social enterprise sector


  • You are the right candidate for this program if you meet ALL of the following criteria;
  • You Are:
  •  A young woman aged 25-30 years old.
  • Currently residing in Kilifi, Kisumu or Tharaka Nithi Counties.
  • Further, Running a social enterprise i.e. a business with a social change goal.
  • Running an enterprise that has been in operation for at least 1 year, but not more
  • than 2 years.
  • The founder or co-founder of the enterprise.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Passionate about transformative leadership and sustainable community development.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline06 September,2019
Open toAll
OrganizerAkili Dada
Contact the organizer [email protected]



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