The Young Water Fellowship Program 2021 for innovative Senegalese social enterprises.


Application Deadline: September 22nd, 2021

In 2021 and 2022, the Young Water Fellowship is back in Senegal for a second edition!

The program aims to incubate 7-10 innovative social enterprises led by young entrepreneurs , which help to solve problems of water, sanitation, hygiene, water pollution and / or water scarcity in their communities in Senegal.

Also in partnership with concree , a local incubator, the Young Water Fellowship program offers one year of support to young leaders who will be selected.


The main requirements for applying are as follows:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years old at the time of the request
  • Be a citizen and resident of Senegal
  • Be the founder or co-founder of the initiative and have the time to develop it
  • Present a business idea that solves a water, sanitation and / or hygiene problem and is in its early stages, ready to be tested
  • Be able to understand and speak French


This support includes:

  • face training in entrepreneurship dedicated to the water sector enterprises and sanitation. The training is broken down into two sessions of one week each. The first takes place from 25 to 30 October 2021 and the second in January 2022 (the exact dates will be communicated later);
  • Bi-monthly coaching by concree and YWS teams, and assignment of mentors;
  • Possibility of receiving seed capital (up to € 5,000) for the pilot project .

Application Process:

  1. The regulations and application conditions , with more information about the program and eligibility criteria;
  2. Application guidelines , which provides information on how to complete the form;
  3. The offline application form , to help you prepare your responses .
  4. The FAQs to answer the most common questions about the program as a whole

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Young Water Fellowship Senegal


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