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Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Program 2024

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Program 2024

Deadline: 19-Jun-24

The U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, announces an open competition for an implementing partner for the 2024 Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program in Tanzania.

The goal of the project is to empower women in Tanzania to fulfill their economic potential, and in doing so, create conditions for a more stable, secure, and prosperous society. The objective of the project is to engage a maximum of 90 – 100 Tanzanian women entrepreneurs in an educational program designed to equip them with skills for successful development of their business ideas.

All 90 participants in the program must come from Tanzania – ideally 30 from Arusha, 30 from Dar es Salaam, and 30 from Morogoro.

The awardee will develop a program aimed at increasing the entrepreneurial capacity of AWE beneficiaries and will integrate the DreamBuilder online course as one of its key components. The program will encompass facilitated viewing sessions that will provide the participants an opportunity to discuss the topics and to network. The modules may be augmented to localize the context, and to accommodate the topics of guest speaker talks. Applicants are encouraged to build a comprehensive program in support of the skills gained through the sessions, which may include mentorship activities, partnerships with business incubators, speed-networking, and/or pitch competitions. Applicants should also make sure their proposal contains elements to involve AWE alumni in innovative ways.

Participants of this program should be comfortable taking a course and completing assignments in the English language. Awardee should be able to demonstrate extensive experience in organizing entrepreneurship or business programs and should have an established network of entrepreneurs, businessmen, and investors throughout the country.

Funding Information
  • Award amount: Up to $46,933
  • Program Performance Period: Proposed programs should be completed in 12 months or less.
Participants and Audiences
  • The target audience for this program is women living in Arusha, Morogoro, and Dar es Salaam, between the ages of 18 and 45, with limited or zero experience in business. Participants should have a great entrepreneurial idea already in mind. Selected participants should have intermediate English skills, basic computer skills, and should be able to dedicate eight hours per week of their time to the AWE program. The participants must have access to a computer workstation and stable internet connection for the duration of the program.
  • Facilitators proposed for the program should have:
    • Extensive previous mentoring experience
    • Demonstrated success in the entrepreneurship world
    • Educational background in a relevant field (e.g. marketing, accounting, business management, etc.)
    • A good network of investors, other start-ups, entrepreneurs
Eligibility Criteria
  • Eligible Applicants: applicants may be registered non-governmental organizations, including associations, think tanks, civil-society, non-governmental organizations.
  • Please note: For profit or commercial entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Individual applicants are not eligible under this program
  • Organizations with extensive experience in business or entrepreneurship, focusing especially on women and start-ups, and with an established network, all preferably in Tanzania, will have priority among applicants.

For more information, visit U.S. Embassy in Tanzania.

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