Call For Applications: Academy For Women Entrepreneurs Cohort 5

Information on Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a program encouraging female entrepreneurs globally, was introduced by the U.S. Embassy Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

The Academy will provide women with the relevant practical skills required to establish sustainable businesses and enterprises in support of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP). AWE is dedicated to giving women the information, resources, and networks they require to develop their ideas into profitable ventures. Women across Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Papua New Guinea, and Spain will develop their entrepreneurial skills, connect with mentors, and see their ideas come to life through assisted online learning. AWE aims to enhance the transformation of women with great ideas into successful entrepreneurs by fostering a comprehensive, inclusive learning community. This will contribute to overall economic prosperity and global stability.

For AWE Cohort 5, who are we aiming to reach?

Target women entrepreneurs’ description

based in Kampala and the nearby areas of Arua, Lira, and
between 25 and 40 years old
possess one to five years of business experience
possess or oversee a for-profit company that is duly registered with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and/or local government.
Possess the capacity to grow your organization with our assistance.
have reliable access to a computer or smartphone with an online connection and are fluent in English
Describe the target companies

Agribusiness, technology, healthcare, education, manufacturing, the creative sector, and other industries are among the businesses that operate across all sectors.

What you should be interested in
  • Business education to gain fresh business abilities
  • Capital is available.
  • strengthening your network
  • expanding your company
  • a certification of achievement


Business education

gaining new business expertise and experience through the assisted Dreambuilder program
Learning from speakers and SHONA Experts, as well as from your peers (other entrepreneurs),
gaining knowledge of the foundations of starting and growing a business.
exposure to US business development models


To be confirmed: access to funds from the United States African Development Foundation (USADF).
Investment in 12-month uncollateralized loans of between Ugx. 3.5 million and Ugx. 35 million Networks with access to capital from the SHONA Loan Facility.


Joining the US Embassy Network are those who have participated in exchange programs run by the US government, other AWE alumni, local American business experts, business experts from American corporations with operations in Uganda, and others.
Getting into markets
Access to other Business Development Support offerings, such as the programs of SHONA

For More information about Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) CLICK HERE

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Please email David Nahabwe at if you have any questions.


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