AWE Tanzania

APPLY NOW AND BE PART OF AWE!
Are you a woman entrepreneur between 20-45 residing in Iringa or Unguja? Do you have a business idea or an already established business?

Applications for AWE are now open!
U.S. Embassy in partnership with SELFINA is excited to launch applications for the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program, aimed at connecting women business builders in Tanzania with the tools needed to bring their bright entrepreneurial ideas to life.

Who is eligible:

  • Aspiring or startup women entrepreneurs with a viable business idea
  • 20 to 45 years old women entrepreneurs
  • Tanzanian citizens residing in Iringa and Unguja
  • Must be able to commit to the full program from April to July in Iringa, and August to November in Unguja (8 hours per week for 13 weeks)
  • Applicants with basic computer knowledge
  • Applicants with a working laptop
  • Applicants who can easily understand English (writing and speaking)
  • Applicants with an interest of sharing the knowledge gained with others

Application close: March 31, 2020
Contact: +255 22 2294000 Email: drs_exchanges@state.gov

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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The White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative is designed to empower women worldwide to fulfill their economic potential and, in doing so, create conditions for increased stability, security, and prosperity for all. The target is to reach 50 million women by 2025 by promoting an enabling environment that reduces barriers and facilitates women’s participation in the economy.

To augment the existing slate of projects focused on women’s economic empowerment, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) has established the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new program supporting women entrepreneurs around the world.

AWE uses DreamBuilder, an online training program on women’s entrepreneurship developed through a partnership between Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Management and global copper mining company Freeport-McMoRan, which teaches women to create their own business plans, understand how to raise capital, and connect with networks of successful business owners. In addition, we connect AWE participants to additional opportunities by leveraging alumni networks, nongovernmental organizations, and more.

Key Program Objectives:

  • Provide resources for women to engage in U.S-style online education with guided facilitation and localization from ECA alumni, local women business leaders, or other local partners.
  • Foster networks that support AWE participants’ access to peer-to-peer mentorship, business partners, and scaling opportunities with businesses in the region and in the United States.
  • Enable access to a wide range of on-going programs tailored to women’s economic empowerment to expand the effects of AWE participation.

Audience:
Energetic Tanzanian women aged 20-45 years:

  • Aspiring or startup women entrepreneurs with a viable business idea
  • Computer literacy – those with basic computer knowledge
  • English proficiency – those who can easily understand English (writing and speaking)
  • Commitment to the program with an interest in sharing the knowledge gained with others.

For more information contact AWE Program Coordinator at drs_exchanges@state.gov