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Gazakuza Ignite 2020 For Young African Women In Agribusiness

Ignite 2020

Gazakuza is calling for application from young African Women in Agribusiness on the African continent and in the diaspora to apply for the Ignite 2020. This is with the aim to nurture and turn ground-breaking ideas into profitable and sustainable Agribusinesses.

Having realised that young women in Agribusiness find it difficult to scale due to factors like inadequate technical know-how, market access limitation, and a lack of mentorship, Gazakuza started Ignite, an Agri-business accelerator model for African young women in Agribusiness.

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About Ignite 2020

Ignite 2020 is the 4th edition. It has a special focus on communication, how Igniters can carry their message across and tell their own beautiful stories.

The initiative is an Agribusiness program designed to spark the creation of jobs and wealth in young women through Agripreneurship. It nurtures and turns ground-breaking ideas into profitable and sustainable Agribusinesses.

From the classroom to the farm to the board room, it is believed that women should be at the forefront of agricultural development, paving the way for a brighter future and ensuring food security. But these young women face so many barriers to entry in their quest to venture into agribusiness.

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Phases of Ignite 2020

  • Ignite Within: Online Mirroring
  • Ignite for Change: Residential  training, Coaching 
  • Reach to Ignite: Internship  (Unfortunately, there will be no internship this year because of COVID-19 protocols.)
  • Tap to Ignite:  Mentorship.


Ignite 2020 provides:

  • Virtual Trainings
  • Business Simulations
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Funding
  • A Community of Inspires and Amplifiers

In order for a lot of women to benefit from this great opportunity in this pandemic, Ignite 2020 gives you the option to choose a 100% or 90% virtual programme. 

Only 20% of the participants will be selected for the two weeks of in-house training in Accra-Ghana in adherence to the COVID-19 protocols. However, all participants will experience the same quality whether virtual or blended.

Eligibility Criteria

You are eligible to apply, if you are an;

  • African Woman in Agribusiness under 40 years (Ignite 2020 is open to 40+ with impactful Agribusinesses)
  • Available to commit 8 months to the programme
  • Strong and convincing Agribusiness idea and commitment to transform an idea
  • Proficient in English Language

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The deadline for application for Gazakuza Ignite 2020 is 20 September 2020. So, If you are an African woman with agribusiness ideas. You can read more and apply using this link; https://guzakuza.org/ignite2020/

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