Due Date: April 1, 2019

Calling all female innovators in Sub-Saharan Africa to look for the Africa Development Fellowship powered by WomEng and Royal Academy of Engi neering The Africa Development Fellowship is a management & organisation advancement chance for female African innovators with an early phase engineering development or start-up. The Fellowship intends to establish the skill pipeline for future mates of the Africa Reward for Engineering Development.

The Fellowship will begin with a week long bootcamp in Kampala, Uganda, followed by 9 months of customised virtual mentoring and training. The winning concept will get a totally moneyed journey to London to participate in the International Obstacles Top in September 2019.

How it works

  • The Africa Development Fellowship (AIF) begins with an in-person training week in Kampala, Uganda from the 2– 5 June 2019, concentrated on concept and organisation incubation, management advancement, networking and getting pitch-ready.
  • The Fellowship training week is followed by 9 months of customised virtual assistance with routine check-ins and turning points, ending in March 2020.
  • The reward for the winning concept will be an all-expenses paid journey to London to participate in the International Grand Obstacles Top in September 2019.

Fellowship prospects who use and are consequently shortlisted for the Africa Reward for Engineering Development will in addition get specific training and mentoring to support to get them pitch all set.

Apply now for this distinct chance to take your development to the next level.


  • Candidates need to be female people or little groups with a female lead candidate.
  • Private candidates need to be people of a nation within Sub-Saharan Africa *. For groups of 2 or more, the lead candidate need to be a person of a nation within Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The development need to be based in a nation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Candidates need to have an engineering development, however are not needed to be an engineering graduate or trainee themselves.
  • Commercial scientists and facilities are not qualified to use.
  • The lead candidate need to be over the age of18 There is no upper age limitation.
  • The candidate’s development can be any brand-new item, innovation or service, based upon research study in engineering specified in its broadest sense to incorporate a wide variety of fields, consisting of: farming innovation, biotechnology, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer technology, style engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, ICT, products science, mechanical engineering, and medical engineering. If you remain in any doubt that your location of know-how would be thought about engineering, then please contact [email protected] to discuss your application.
  • Candidates ought to have an early phase engineering development and/or start-up that:.
    • Will bring social and/or ecological advantages to a country/countries in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Is accompanied by an enthusiastic however practical organisation strategy which is near-ready or has actually been evaluated for business practicality
    • Has strong capacity to be reproduced and scaled up


  • Effective prospects need to be readily available to take a trip to Uganda from 1– 6 June 2019 for the Fellowship training week in its totality.
  • Effective prospects need to have the ability to devote a minimum of 2 to 5 hours a month from June 2019 to March 2020 for online/virtual assistance.
  • For groups using, just the lead candidate will be welcomed to participate in the Fellowship training week.
  • Just effective candidates will be informed by mid-May.

For the functions of this Fellowship, Sub-Saharans African nations are:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland/eSwatini, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


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