Applications for social entrepreneurs Akili Dada 2019

Akili Dada is an International awarad winning leadership incubator for young African women in Kenya.

The incubator is now looking for young women running social enterprises in Kisumu, Kilifi or Tharaka Nithi counties.

Akili Dada is seeking to invest in 30 young women from the counties mentioned above for a period of two(2) years to develop their leadership skills and grow their enterprises sustainability.

Benefits of the program

The lucky selected young women will have access to:

  • Thematic training and development to expand their knowledge in leadership and social enterprise management
  • A network of mentors to support the young women personally and professionally.
  • Seed funding to develop and grow their enterprises
  • Akili Dada network of funding and development partners
  • Learning visits to organizations in the social enterprise sector

Eligibility for the Program

For a candidate to qualify for the program, must have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A young woman aged between 25 - 30 years old
  • Currently residing in Kilifi, Kisumu or Tharaka Nithi counties
  • Running a social Enterprise,  i.e - a business with a social change goal 
  • Running an enterprise that has been in operation for at least 1 year but not more than 2 years 
  • The founder or co- founder of the enterprise 
  • Proficient in English
  • Passionate about transformative leadership and sustainable community development

Candidates Commitments

The selected program participants will commit to: 
  1. Participate in a two-week intense convening in November 2019 in Nairobi
  2. Take part in a periodic mentoring sessions and virtual training throughout the 2 years 
  3. Attend all other related activities held by Akili Dada in their respective counties
  4. Avail themselves for site visits to evaluate and support their enterprises

How To Apply

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted ONLINE or dropped at the county offices.

Application forms are available online at the Akili Dada website or visit the Gender Offices in Kisumu, Kilifi or Tharaka Nithi counties to collect the forms 

Completed application forms must be submitted along with two recommendation letters and CV/portfolio.

Applications deadline: 6th Sept 2019

For more information contact Akili Dada Organization through:
Cell +254 742 640 948 

Good luck


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