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WIDU FoodCallEthiopia 2022 for Ethiopian & Kenyan Entrepreneurs

WIDU FoodCallEthiopia: Are you an entrepreneur running a micro or small enterprise that contributes to sufficient, safe and/or nutritious food and agricultural production in EthiopiaOr do you have a clear idea and an implementation strategy for a business that you would like to start? Then our new WIDU Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia is your opportunity to scale-up or start off your business!

When is Application Deadline?

30th November 2022

Tell Me About Award:

In response to the increased needs in terms of food security in Ethiopia, WIDU is now launching a #FoodCall through which micro businesses or business ideas that contribute to sufficient, safe and/or nutritious food and agricultural production can get grants and coaching.

What Type of Award is this?


Who can apply?

Applicants need to hold the Ethiopian citizenship
• Applicants need to be 18+ years old
• Applicants need to either have an existing small business or a concrete business idea

If you meet these criteria, apply now!

How are Applicants Selected?

There are multiple selection criteria that will be taken into consideration:
• Impact on food security and nutrition
• Overall quality of application (completeness, coherence, etc.)
• Employment creation
• Creation of income
• Degree of innovation

Female entrepreneurs are specifically encouraged to apply.

Which Countries are Eligible?

African countries

Where will Award be Taken?


How Many Positions will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Award?

Ethiopian and Kenyan entrepreneurs, who fulfill the requirements can apply online. 50-100 applicants will be selected to receive a WIDU grant and business coaching.
The grant amount is calculated by multiplying your investment by 2.5
Example 1 (minimum amounts): For your investment of 14.000 ETB, you will receive 35.000 ETB as a grant.
Example 2 (maximum amounts): For your investment of 55.000 ETB, you will receive 137.500 ETB as a grant.

How to Apply for Program?

Applications can be submitted online from 26.09. to 31.11.2022
The application process is entirely online. If you have any difficulties with the online processes, please email us: [email protected]

After the closing of the application period, the most promising applications (50-100) will be selected. You will be informed of the decision by e-mail.


Visit Award Webpage for Details

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