Request for Applications: Empowered Entrepreneur Training Fund (EETF)

    Visionaria Network is now accepting applications for the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Fund (EETF). The EETF is a small grants fund designed to partially subsidize training programs for organizations working to sell cookstoves and other energy products in East Africa to train their sales staff or entrepreneurs in critical business, empowerment and leadership training.

     

    This fund is made possible through support from the USAID-funded Developing a Sustainable Cookstove Sector (DSCS) Project, implemented by Winrock International.  The DSCS project’s goal is to mitigate negative climate, health and other development impacts caused by the inefficient use of biomass fuels for cooking through the development of sustainable cookstove markets that will lead to widespread adoption of clean, efficient cooking solutions. EETF funds will be used to hire certified trainers that have already been trained and certified by Winrock International (“Winrock”) under the USAID-funded Developing a Sustainable Cookstove Sector (DSCS) project.

     

    The EETF will support organizations in conducting trainings using the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook for entrepreneurs and sales agents - particularly women - who sell or contribute to the improved cookstove value chain (manufacturing, sales, distribution, service, etc.). The Fund may also support organizations in conducting trainings using the Empowered Entrepreneur Training Handbook for youth, with the purpose of having youth participants participate in and build clean energy markets through the sale of fuel efficient cookstoves or cleaner/alternative fuels. 

     

    ---Applications are due October 12th, 2017

     

    ---The full Request For Applications (RFA) is attached to this e-mail.

     

    ---The RFA and all training and planning documents referenced in the RFA can also be accessed here.

     

    ---EETF Application Form can be found here

     

     

    Please direct your inquiries regarding the EETF to paul@visionarianetwork.org