The 40 Chances Fellows program for Social Entrepreneurs

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Application Deadline: May 31, 2014.

The 40 Chances Fellows program will fund four 40 Chances Fellows with the most innovative social enterprise plans that use strategies built on the principles of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.

The 40 Chances Fellows program is a programme by  The Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Tony Blair’s Africa Governance Initiative, and the World Food Prize.

Each strategy must involve local leadership and management into the operations of the social enterprise by integrating local place-based ownership and relying on locally driven design, development, and deployment in its programs or services.

In addition, these enterprises should fill gaps in existing value chains, or otherwise combine a variety of complementary and existing efforts into a comprehensive and integrated approach to solve the intended challenge.

Eligibility Requirement:

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 39 on the date the application closes (May 31, 2014).
  • These social enterprises must seek to address issues of hunger, conflict, or poverty and may be established in any one of the following four countries where the Africa Governance Initiative has a strong presence: Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Malawi.

 

Prizes:

  • Winners will be selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges and formally announced at the 2014 World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Each of four fellows will receive $80,000 in start-up funds and $70,000 for living and transportation expenses (a total of $150,000) for one year.

During their first year of activity, fellows will be required to submit quarterly update reports to the World Food Prize.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of  The 40 Chances Fellows program

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