Deadline: 15 August, 2020

Applications are open for the AWIEF Green Energy Startup Incubator 2020 for African women entrepreneurs.

The 12-month programme is funded by the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) and will support 70 women involved in renewable and green energy production in two African countries – Malawi and Nigeria.

Additionally, the programme is for individuals or teams who have an idea for renewable and green energy business solutions.

It is aimed at helping women turn their renewable and green energy enterprise idea into a product or service that customers want to buy.


  • Incubator modules including pitch training and mentorship support
  • Expert guidance and tailored support to make your business idea a reality
  • Networking and peer learning opportunity with like-minded entrepreneurs
  • The best pitches will receive an opportunity to pitch their business idea at the AWIEF Annual Conference (02–03 December, 2020, physical and virtual) in Johannesburg, South Africa


  • Open to women over 18 years of age resident in Malawi or Nigeria, and fluent in English
  • Business venture sector focus in renewable and green energy sector including solar, wind, water (hydro), biomass, biogas, biofuel, and other green energy solutions
  • Business venture to be incorporated and run in Malawi or Nigeria
  • Programme participants committed to working over 20 hours a week on their venture during September and October, 2020
  • Applicants can apply as individuals or a team with a maximum of three members

To apply and for more information, click here.

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