Academy of Women Entrepreneurs 2023

U.S. Mission to Namibia

17 November 2022
Not for profit (incl. NGOs)
R&D and Higher Education
United States of America
Education, Skills Building and Training Employment Organizational Support and Development

The U.S. Embassy Namibia under the U.S. Department of State announces an open competition for organizations to submit applications to carry out a new cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). The Public Diplomacy Section invites proposals from non-profit organizations, civil society organizations, and U.S. government alumni organizations to design and implement an entrepreneurship program that equips women entrepreneurs with skills and knowledge to grow their businesses and adapt to adverse economic situations while growing a local network of women-led businesses. The intended program should empower women entrepreneurs to realize their full economic potential.

Participants of the AWE program will take part in facilitated in-person and virtual sessions with established Namibian and American women entrepreneurs, alumni of U.S.-funded exchange programs, and other experts from different fields that enrich the AWE experience. Applicants must include the online interactive DreamBuilder course as part of the proposal. The DreamBuilder curriculum teaches the skills and knowledge needed to start and grow a business. Additionally, proposals should provide a detailed program and timelines for AWE participants.

The program may be held in several locations running cohorts of up to 30 participants and should have a strong American component.


• Not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations • Public and private educational institutions • Individuals • Public International Organizations and Governmental institutions

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19 April 2023