Investing in Women in Nigeria Program

Investing in Women in Nigeria Program ($7.5M Grants)

The AECF Investing in Women in Nigeria Program seeks to enhance women’s economic empowerment by promoting women’s participation in the traditional and non-traditional agribusiness sectors.

  • Enhance private sector engagement of women as economic actors across the key agricultural value chains.
  •  Increase private and public sector investment in women-owned Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as other businesses that create economic opportunities for women.
  • Reduce systemic gender inequalities that hinder women’s effective economic participation in climate smart agriculture.

Geography and Focus Area

Funding is available for private sector women owned/led SMEs that are commercially active in agricultural value chains in Kano with demonstrated linkages to women entrepreneurs operating in agricultural value chains in Kano.

Eligibility Criteria of Investing in Women in Nigeria Program

To be eligible for funding, private sector companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a private sector enterprise that is aligned with the focus areas, i.e., geographical scope within agricultural value chains.
  • Companies must demonstrate that they employ women, provide products and services that benefit women farmers and agro-business entrepreneurs, include women in their supply chain as suppliers of raw materials, and/or include women as distributors of products and services, in a substantial/dominant manner.
  • Demonstrate female ownership or have a management that is predominantly women led, with a business model that delivers transformational benefits for women.

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How To Apply

Ends on Tue, Oct 31, 2023

  • Applicants are required to complete the application form accessible via the link below.
  • Eligibility is based on a completed online form outlining the concept being proposed.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be requested to prepare a full business plan as part of the second stage of the application process.

Visit Investing in Women in Nigeria Program official website to learn more and apply now

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