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Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM): Young African Entrepreneurs Call for Applications (West African)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted September 4, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on September 29, 2019
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) logo
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) logo

RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) aims to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among African youth.

This 3rd round of the RUFORUM Young Innovators Competition is targeted for citizens and residents of West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) countries.

The 20 awards will be:
a) in the following fields: Food and agribusiness, Incubations, ICTs, Health, Engineering, Natural resources, and Meteorology among others;
b) delivered at the Cape Coast, Ghana during the RUFORUM Annual General meeting (2-6 Dec, 2019).

Eligibility: persons aged 16-34 years, with an established business enterprise and/or those with innovations that can potentially be commercialized and/or those with business concepts.

Utilize This Offer

Young African entrepreneurs and incubates are invited to compete for 20 awards to show case their innovations, enterprises and business concepts and propositions.
Submissions must be in English or French using the template provided, by 30 Sep 2019 at 23:59 GMT.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Sep 04, 2019
Sep 04, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Sep 06, 2019
Sep 06, 2019

Thanks, Ana.