Deadline: 7th July, 20121
The Alliance for a green Africa (AGRA) is currently receiving proposals for its innovation grant under its program, VALUE4HER, Africa’s first women in agribusiness integrated digital resource designed to assist women agri-enterprises transcend gender and market entry barriers, build upon digital technologies capabilities to connect, amplify and deliver customized service.
The VALUE4HER Innovant grant is to catalyze, incubate, consolidate the approach for women to women supply chains, to reach women micro-entrepreneurs and or women farmers. The VALUE4HER project aims:
- To connect 20 women top tier SMEs on the VALUE4HER platform with approximately 400 women nano and micro-entrepreneurs, through a supply relationship
- To pilot these women’s supply integration to develop knowledge and insights on women to women market linkages.
- To develop coaching and mentorship/role modelling support between women’s business leadership at the different tiers of relationship, to create the incentive to trigger growth ambitions among women agribusinesses.
- To contribute to the expansion of voice and advocacy outcomes for the VALUE4HER platform through proof of concept that enhances the visibility of the performance of women entrepreneurs.
The grant is open to women-led/ owned agribusiness (at least 70% of the shares held by a woman or group of women) that are incorporates in an African country and have been in existence for atleast 3 years.