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Kenya – The Green Enterprise Challenge (GEC) 2016 for Women and Young Entrepreneurs

Brief description: This is a platform for championing green sustainable jobs by women and youth entrepreneurs in Kenya, with a focus on selected value chains, through MSMEs business modeling in at least 6 selected counties. Nakuru was the pilot County.

Application Deadline: 19th August, 2016

Eligible Countries: Kenya

To be taken at (country): Kenya

Who is qualified: The challenge is open to youth and women who have startup businesses not more than 3 year old. Their businesses must have a green element in it.

About the Award: The challenge is being run by Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT) in collaboration with Tangaza University College.

MESPT is a champion of a Green Growth economy and in partnership with Danida has been implementing the Annual Green Growth Conference and exhibition in Kenya for the last 2 years. The award will be used to tackle the following problems:

  • Youth unemployment
  • Environmental pollution
  • Poverty
  • Little education
  • Inadequate business skills

So apply if you have these Businesses/Ideas: 

  • Mobile & ICT Technologies
  • Waste Management
  • Agri-Business
  • Renewable Energy

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Type: Contest

Number of Awardees: Not stated

Value of Contest: 

  • Sponsorship into an entrepreneurship academy in their county.
  • All finalists will get certificates.
  • Winners will be awarded trophies.
  • Overall national winners will be awarded a monetary grant of up to KES 1,000,000 to grow their businesses.
  • Sponsorship opportunity to participate/ exhibit in the National Green Enterprise Challenge and the National Green Growth Conference & Exhibition in October 2016.
  • Exposure to potential investors/ funders.
  • Development of brands
  • Media Coverage
  • Six months post competition incubation to harness entrepreneurial skills.

How to Apply: Joining the Green Enterprise Challenge is absolutely Free!
Registration is on-going through your county MESPT office or you can forward your name to selected stakeholders in your county.

Contact  [email protected] for any enquiries.  Contact Person: Ann 0722 207 905/ 0735 333 154/ 0728 817 315

Visit Contest Webpage for details

Award Provider: Micro Enterprises Support Programme Trust (MESPT)

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