Application Due Date: May 24 th 2019

East African business owners, MSU, and external partners link through the U.S. Department of State moneyed Expert Fellows Program– Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Business Owners and Innovators.

The Expert Fellows Program– Advancing Females Agribusiness Business Owners and Innovators hosted at Michigan State University (MSU) links Ugandan, Tanzanian, and Kenyan agribusiness experts and business owners with their equivalents in Michigan for understanding exchange and capability structure. The program enhances checking out fellows’ abilities in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system development, and addresses problems of ladies’s financial empowerment.


MSU is hiring young Tanzanian, Kenyan, and Ugandan experts from varied backgrounds in personal, public, non-governmental, and education sectors who are either ladies agribusiness business owners or people working to increase ladies’s financial engagement in the farming sector.

  • Females business owners, social innovators, or little and medium entrepreneur or supervisors and other leaders operating in the farming and food sectors
  • People (of any gender) in civil society and NGOs dealing with programs that support ladies in the farming and food sectors in their particular nations
  • Policymakers, ministry workers, and others in the general public sector (of any gender) concentrated on supporting and enhancing chances for ladies in the farming or food sector
  • Academic personnel (of any gender) who are executing programs to effect advancing ladies in the farming and food sectors


  • 25-40 years of ages
  • A person, nationwide, or long-term local of Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda
  • Is living and operating in Tanzania, Kenya, or Uganda at the time of the application
  • Speaks proficient English
  • Has at least 2 years of professional/working experience in their field
  • Has actually shown management and collective abilities and a dedication to neighborhood
  • Has company’s assistance for taking part in the program (for those.
    not self-employed). For those self-employed, has suggestion from.
    regional authorities at the district, county, and/or neighborhood levels
  • Has an interest in taking part in a mutual program for American individuals pertaining to your nation
  • Choice will be provided to those who remain in an earlier state of their professions
  • Choice will be provided to candidates who have not formerly had the chance to take a trip to the United States


24 May 2019: Application due date

Program Dates

Spring 2019: April 27, 2019– June 1, 2019
Fall 2019: October 18, 2019– November 23, 2019

Contact Details

For additional information about the program, please contact:


Dr. John Jeckoniah
Planner, Center for Gender Research Studies
Sokoine University of Farming
[email protected]


Prof. Agnes Mwang’ ombe
Teacher of Plant Pathology
University of Nairobi
[email protected]


Dr. Kebirungi Harriet
Head, Gender Mainstreaming Department
Kyambogo University
[email protected]

United States

Dr. Amy Jamison
Alliance for African Collaboration
[email protected]

To Find Out More:

Go To the Authorities Website of the MSU Specialist Fellows Program

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