Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators:
A Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda-U.S. Partnership
At the close of applications deadline, the program attracted 165 Kenyan applicants. Sixteen applicants per country have been selected for an oral and face to face interview. This process will allow the program team to select four (4) applicants to receive the fellowship for training in US.
The Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Professional Fellows Division and administered by Michigan State University (US), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania), University of Nairobi (Kenya), and Kyambogo University (Uganda). The goal of the program is to build capacity and skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation and learn about issues of women’s economic empowerment. Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan fellows will develop their leadership capacity and professional skills through a fully funded four-week fellowship program in the U.S.