Thursday, June 13, 2024

APPLY: The Young Water Fellowship 2019 for Young Entrepreneurs from East Africa

Application Deadline: August 18th 2019

The Young Water Fellowship East Africa edition 2019 targets young entrepreneurs from East Africa. Selected Young Water Fellows will be invited to participate in a 10-days start-up training in Uganda, receive coaching, mentorship and seed funding opportunities.


The Young Water Fellowship offers you support in 3 ways:

TRAINING: Selected Fellows will be invited to participate in Cewas’ Start-up Training Programme in Uganda (November 12th to 22nd).

MENTORSHIP: You will be assigned mentors that will support you in the first steps of your social enterprise.

SEED-FUNDING: You will have opportunities to receive seed-funding (up to €5000) for the first stages of your social enterprise.


  • Be 18 to 30 years old at the time of the application
  • Be the founder or co-founder of an initiative that contributes to the solution of a well-defined water problem in your country. The initiative should be in its initial stages and have the ability to be turned into a social enterprise (i.e have a long-term sustainability component or business model).
  • Be a citizen and resident from one of these countries: Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Have a valid passport and be available to attend the workshop in Uganda the dates it will be held (November 12th-22nd 2019)
  • All training costs are covered by the organization (flights, transportation, accommodation, meals), but participants must cover their visa expenses and transport costs to the closest international airport in their country of residency.
  • Be able to communicate in English (intermediate level at least).

The YWF EA 2019 call for applications is open until August 18th. These are its Terms of Reference.

To apply, you must fill in the online form using the link below.  We recommend that you start preparing your application offline using the Word version that you can download here.

– While preparing your application, please read the guidelines to increase your chances of being selected.

Note that only questions that are not addressed in the ToR, guidelines or Q&A will be answered.

For More Information:

For more information, email: OR visit the Official Webpage of the Young Water Fellowship East Africa edition 2019

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