Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa Fellowship Programme 2014

Deadline: December 13, 2013

SET Africa invites young leaders and social innovators to apply for the Social Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa (SET Africa) fellowship. SET Africa is a fellowship program for young social entrepreneurs from across Anglophone Africa who are founders or co-founders of ventures with a social mission. The programme provides these young leaders with training, networking, and funding opportunities. Fellows under this programme will be trained in entrepreneurship and leadership. They will also receive funds to help grow their social enterprises and implement activities to achieve their vision.

SET Africa is part of the YouthActionNet® global network of 16 institutes supporting 889 young social entrepreneurs around the world who are impacting 1.3 million lives annually. The SET Africa programme is managed in collaboration with MUBS, the International Youth Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).


As part of this programme, the 25 selected fellows will travel to Kampala, Uganda and attend a leadership retreat organized by the MUBS Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and ICT Centres. The Retreat will take 9 days. As part of the programme, there will be innovation awards for successful applicants to support the development of their social ventures. In addition, mentoring, networking, and further support will be provided to all participants both in their home countries and online for a period of six months after the Retreat.


What Kinds of Ventures are eligible?

  • Ventures led by youth between 18 and 29 years old that are making a difference in their community.
  • The venture should have at least one year of impact in the community.
  • The venture should be able to demonstrate evidence in addressing social problems such as improving access to services like education, finance, health, counseling, capacity building, helping households increasing incomes, helping children grow in a good environment etc.
  • The venture can be a non-profit, for-profit, or hybrid business model.

Eligible Applicants

  • Must be a founder or co-founder of a social venture.
  • Should be a citizen from an Anglophone Country (See list of Countries).
  • Should be between 18 – 29 years by February 24, 2014.
  • Can demonstrate innovative approaches in addressing social problems.
  • Should be proficient in English f) Must be willing and able to attend a leadership retreat in Kampala, Uganda.


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