Job: Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Training (30 Individuals)
Organization: Imagine Her
Duty Station: Kampala and Wakiso, Uganda
Who we are:
Imagine Her is a nonprofit on a mission to provide tools and collaborate with communities as key advocates to prepare pathways for youth and women’s socio-economic independence. This we are able to achieve through human-centric programming that builds the abilities of women and youth to create community sustainable and tangible solutions.
About the Training;
According to the 2017 World Food Prize laureate, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the ”future of African youth lies in agriculture.” This future can be realized by making agriculture both profitable and “cool” for young people. Adesina also argues for the need to move the perception of agriculture from a way of life for millions of rural people to a business. Figures by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics indicate that Uganda is one of the countries in the world with the youngest population.
Over 70 percent of the country’s population of 40 million people is below 30 years of age. Youth unemployment stands at about 70 percent, and about 400,000 youths are released annually from universities into the job market to compete for approximately 10,000 available jobs and the likelihood of one getting a job is 1 out of 10.
We are here to change this narrative through; a tailored 3 months of training aimed at equipping participants with skills in agribusiness entrepreneurship using design thinking. From the training, participants will come up with innovative business ideas that address challenges in the agricultural sector.
Join our agribusiness innovation incubator now
Apply & get trained to build your innovative agribusiness idea into a tangible solution that fits one or more of these focus areas;
- Sustainable farming practice
- Climate Resilience
- Financial Inclusion
- Post-harvest waste reduction &
- Market Access
Who can apply for this training
You are a recent university graduate, passionate about agriculture & entrepreneurship. You’re a resident of; Wakiso/Kampala. Aged between 18-35 years old. We are looking for 20 females and 10 males to make the cohort. You are available and willing to foot your transport costs for 3 months (2 days per week). Lastly, you are an individual with a growth mindset and keen on entrepreneurship and leadership
How to Apply:
Submit your Application. Submit your application via the following link below
- We will review your application and get back to you in the week after the deadline to let you know whether you were successful.
- We will conduct a phone or in-person interview with all the successful applicants
- The training commences on the first week of March 2021 for the successful applicants
Mentorship: We will provide access to a pool of business & leadership mentors as well as connect you to a diverse group of agricultural experts for support to grow and scale your agribusiness venture
Curriculum: Exposure to design thinking curriculum
Leadership: Change your leadership style to a more creative and tailored leadership style-Adaptive leadership.
Lean start-up Funding: We will provide group-based lean start-up capital to kick start your agribusiness venture
Continued support: Beyond training, Through our tailored alumni programming Imagine Her will continue to support your growth as a leader but also the growth of your venture.
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For more information about the training
Call +256 751 421002
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Deadline: 28th February 2021 by 11:59pm
- Salary Offer 0-ush-5000000 UGX Array Month
- Address Kampala, Central Region, Uganda