APPLY Now For The Advancing Young Women Professional Fellows Program


East African entrepreneurs, MSU, and external partners connect via the Advancing Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators Professional Fellows Program

The Advancing Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators Professional Fellows Program 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.

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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.


Fall 2018 Cohort
Applications for the Fall 2018 cohort are now closed.

Spring 2019 Cohort
5 October 2018: Application process opens
9 November 2018: Application deadline

Program Dates

Fall 2018: October 12, 2018 – November 17, 2018
Spring 2019: April 2019 – May 2019
Fall 2019: October 2019 – November 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


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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

Mr. Sean Lawrie
Global Relations Specialist
Center for Global Connections in Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources


This is a program of the U.S. Department of State, administered by Michigan State University.


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