Deadline: May 31 ,2022
In 2022, Women In Africa and The Coca-Cola Foundation join forces to support 20,000 African women entrepreneurs over the next three years through the “JAMII Femmes” initiative.
“We chose the name JAMII, a Swahili word meaning community, society, people, because it represents who we are as Africans and reflects our values as an organisation: our resilience, commitment and community spirit.” – The Coca-Cola Foundation.
The JAMII Femmes initiative aims to increase the impact of African women entrepreneurs on the African economy and support the creation of innovative solutions for sustainable development that will contribute to positive change in Africa by improving the quality of life of tens of thousands of people.
Course of the program
For this first year, the Coca-Cola Foundation and Women In Africa are offering a multi-phase program to 7,000 women from three countries.
The first phase is a 4-month digital training phase, conducted by WIA’s partner, Honoris United Universities, Africa’s first and largest network of private higher education institutions, which will enable them to develop skills in:
- behavioral intelligence,
- critical thinking,
- creativity and design thinking,
- communication, collaboration,
In the second phase, selected beneficiaries will have access to grants.
Finally, in the third phase, selected beneficiaries will be able to participate in an accelerator program, after which a special prize of USD 10,000 will be awarded per country.
- Women over 18 years old
- Nationals * or residents of Nigeria, Kenya or Ivory Coast
- Mainly in the Agriculture sector and/or in relation to the sustainable development objectives defined by UNESCO