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A2E – APPRENTICESHIP TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A2E – APPRENTICESHIP TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP seeks to provide unemployed young women and men, with a direct pathway to income generation opportunities through vocational/technical skills training alongside entrepreneurship development. The focus is to provide apprenticeship and practical attachment (on the job) training through NBSSI Approved Skilled Craftsmen and women.

  • A2E focuses on vocational and technical skills training for unemployed young) women and men.

  • The aim is to provide apprenticeship and practical attachment (on the job) training through NBSSI Approved Skilled Craftsmen and Artisans (who are themselves entrepreneurs/MSMEs).

  • In addition to the skills training, beneficiaries will receive entrepreneurial and financial literacy training to prepare them for either gainful self-employment or salaried employment.

  • After successfully completing their training and apprenticeship/practical attachment, participants will be supported to write the NVTI examination, supported with start-up kits, and also receive mentoring for a year.

  • A2E will also strengthen Skilled Craft people and artisans through business acceleration programs (mentoring, coaching, counselling).

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MBA MSME Business Acceleration

MBA — MSME BUSINESS ACCELERATION aims at fast-tracking the growth and productivity of MSMEs in Ghana with a strong focus on women-owned and women-led enterprises. It will address the barriers and challenges that women entrepreneurs face in relation to productivity & quality, access to market, and access to finance. 

 

The MSME Business Acceleration component of Young Africa Works seeks to achieve business growth and sustainability using 3 different but interlinked interventions:

  • Access to Market: Use of digitized tools and aggregators to accelerate the growth and expansion of women-owned businesses and thereby increase their potential for job creation.

  • Productivity and Quality Improvement: NBSSI will leverage on existing programs such as Kaizen to provide the necessary BDS and regulatory support to MSMEs.

  • Access to Finance: Through partnerships with financial institutions, NBSSI will develop specific products for MSMEs to improve their chances of accessing finance to grow their operation.

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ICE – INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ICE – INNOVATION, CREATIVITY, AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP seeks to transform skilled but unemployed young men and women into successful entrepreneurs. Participants will be trained and supported to start their own businesses and become innovative entrepreneurs.

  • With ICE, Young Africa Works seeks to train, support, and transform unemployed young women and men into successful entrepreneurs.

  • Through this intervention, young women and men who aspire to be entrepreneurs will be taken through the stages of effective entrepreneurship development and compete for seed funding to start their own businesses.

  • The training under ICE focuses strongly on developing and strengthening the innovativeness, creativity, and entrepreneurial capabilities of young women and men.

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German Academic Exchange Service

Call for Applications: Development-Related Postgraduate Courses Master’s Scholarships in the framework of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation

Countries of focus: Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Rwanda, Senegal, Tunisia 2021

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Research Grants – Doctoral Programmes in Germany

Target Group: Excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

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Research Grants – One-Year Grants for Doctoral Candidates

Target Group: Excellently-qualified doctoral candidates and young academics and scientists who have completed a Master's degree or Diplom, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor's degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.

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University Summer Courses offered in Germany for Foreign Students and Graduates

Target Group:

  • Applications are open to students in Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in any subject area.

  • Bachelor students must have completed at least two academic years at the start of the scholarship period.

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Development-Related Postgraduate Courses (EPOS) 

Target Group: Graduates with at least two years' professional experience from countries including Ghana.

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Helmut-Schmidt-Programme (Master’s Scholarships for Public Policy and Good Governance - PPGG)

Target Group: Graduates with at least two years' professional experience from countries including Ghana.

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In-Country/In-Region Programme Sub-Saharan Africa 

Target Group: The target group for scholarships are graduates and postgraduates from Sub-Saharan Africa with a first academic degree if applying for a Master’s programme, or with a Master’s degree if applying for a doctoral programme who want to pursue Master’s or PhD courses in their home country (so called In-Country scholarships) or in another Sub-Saharan African country (In-Region scholarships).
Female applicants and candidates from less privileged regions or groups are especially encouraged to participate in the programme.

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Practical Traineeships for Foreign Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry (IAESTE) 

Target Group: Students of Natural and Technical Sciences, Agriculture and Forestry who are enrolled in member countries of the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE).

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Baden-Württemberg Stiftung: The Baden-Württemberg-STIPENDIUM for University Students

Target Group: The programme is intended for highly qualified undergraduates, graduates and doctoral candidates from all disciplines at institutions of higher education in Baden-Wuerttemberg and their partner institutions abroad.

Do you own a start-up or have a business idea? PwC is organizing a two-day virtual business mentorship programme. Registration is free.http://ow.ly/kUUB50E81Wz 

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