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3rd Cohort of African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC) Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 10, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on December 16, 2019
African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative - AWEC - Program logo
African Women Entrepreneurship Cooperative - AWEC - Program logo

The 12-month (April-March) learning experience provides online and offline experiences, individual and team-based work, opportunities to give and receive peer feedback, and individualized business mentoring.
Lessons and assignments are designed to be practical and applicable both to well-established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

Eligibility:
1. Women of any African country, living on the continent or in the diaspora
2. Founders of for-profit or non-profit/NGO ventures
3. Proficient in verbal and written English
4. With at least weekly access to the Internet through a computer or tablet

Successful participants will:
> Form connections with a diverse network of African women entrepreneurs
> Establish a relationship with at least one senior business mentor
> Strengthen strategy, leadership and business management skills
> Apply their AWEC learning to their business with an eye toward sustainable growth
> Gain skills needed to grow and scale their enterprise.

Utilize This Offer

We encourage interested entrepreneurs at any stage of their venture to consider applying.
Participants should expect to spend an average of 4 to 6 hours per week participating in activities (primarily online), for one year.
Deadline: 17 Dec at 11:59pm UTC
Please visit https://tinyurl.com/r3rwwsy

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Dec 10, 2019
Dec 10, 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
Dec 11, 2019
Dec 11, 2019

Thanks, Ana! Sounds like a great opportunity.

Hope you're doing well?!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Much better, thank you (but not yet 100%...).
Bw,
Ana

Jill Langhus
Jan 08
Jan 08

Great to hear:-)

You're welcome!

XX

siveriaocen
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hi Ana,
Greetings from Rural Women Initiative for Peace and Development!
Well, I would like to thank you for your kind advises and I still look forward for more information regarding funding opportunities for women organizations especially in Africa.

We have identified some potential funding organizations in USA and we are making some project proposals in skills training and micro business. Please, I would like to share with you one of our project proposals.

There is a charity in UK who give grants for building classroom but we can not apply for funding direct as such, we need to get in touch with a UK based international organization to vouch for funding on our behalf.
At the moment, we are looking for a partner organization in UK.
Please, I look forward to hearing from you again.
May the good Lord bless all your undertakings.
Thank you,

Silveria Ocen

siveriaocen
Jan 21
Jan 21

Hi Ana,
Greetings from Rural Women Initiative for Peace and Development!
Well, I would like to thank you for your kind advise and I still look forward for more information regarding funding opportunities for women organizations especially in Africa.

We have identified some potential funding organizations in USA and we are making some project proposals in skills training and micro business. Please, I would like to share with you one of our project proposals.

There is a charity in UK who give grants for building classroom but we can not apply for funding direct as such, we need to get in touch with a UK based international organization to vouch for funding on our behalf.
At the moment, we are looking for a partner organization in UK.
Please, I look forward to hearing from you again.
May the good Lord bless all your undertakings.
Thank you,

Silveria Ocen

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 22
Jan 22

Thanks for your kind words and for this update.
I keep posting here (WP website >> Resources) all the opportunities that may interest many people from many countries. Keep coming back for more info.
All the very best,
Ana