Professional Fellows Program - Advancing Young Women in Agribusiness for Tanzanians, Kenyans and Ugandans (Deadline: May 24, 2019)


East African entrepreneurs, MSU, and external partners connect via the U.S. Department of State funded Professional Fellows Program - Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators

The Professional Fellows Program - Advancing Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators hosted at Michigan State University (MSU) connects Ugandan, Tanzanian, and Kenyan agribusiness professionals and entrepreneurs with their counterparts in Michigan for knowledge exchange and capacity building. The program strengthens visiting fellows’ skills in agro-entrepreneurship and agri-food system innovation, and addresses issues of women’s economic empowerment.

Apply to Program

We are recruiting young Tanzanian, Kenyan, and Ugandan professionals from diverse backgrounds in private, public, non-governmental, and education sectors who are either women agribusiness entrepreneurs or individuals working to increase women’s economic engagement in the agricultural sector. View the detailed program information.


Spring 2019 Cohort
5 October 2018: Application process opens
9 November 2018: Application deadline
Fall 2019 Cohort
26 April 2019: Application process opens
24 May 2019: Application deadline

Program Dates

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

Who Should Apply
  • Women entrepreneurs, social innovators, or small and medium business
owners or managers and other leaders working in
the agriculture and food sectors

  • Individuals (of any gender) in civil society and NGOs working
on programs that support women in the agriculture and
food sectors in their respective countries

  • Policymakers, ministry employees, and others in the public sector
(of any gender) focused on supporting and improving opportunities
for women in the agriculture or food sector

  • Academic staff (of any gender) who are implementing programs
to impact advancing women in the agriculture and food sectors

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals not eligible for application

Click to apply for the program.

Contact Information

For more information about the program, please contact:


Dr. John Jeckoniah
Coordinator, Center for Gender Studies
Sokoine University of Agriculture


Prof. Agnes Mwang’ombe
Professor of Plant Pathology
University of Nairobi


Dr. Kebirungi Harriet
Head, Gender Mainstreaming Department
Kyambogo University

United States

Dr. Amy Jamison
Alliance for African Partnership
This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Michigan State University.

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