The Awa Prize for African Entrepreneurs with Impact

The Awa Prize for African Entrepreneurs with ImpactThe Awa Prize for African Entrepreneurs with impact is a prize organized for women entrepreneurs who have made impact on their local communities where they do their business.

The Awa Prize is a competition organised by Enabel which highlights women entrepreneurs from Belgian development cooperation countries and their projects. The star Final prize is up to €50,000.

Prize Description

The Awa Prize celebrates the work of women who have a positive impact on their communities through their business. Each year, 12 entrepreneurs from the Belgian development cooperation are awarded a prize. There are 1 prize, 4 categories, 12 winners from the following categories: Start-up, Scale up, Innovation and Prix du public.

In each category, three entrepreneurs will be highlighted and will receive the first, second and third prize respectively.

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Prize and Benefits

The first prize receives:

  • Up to €50,000
  • Spent to support/coaching, based on your company’s needs.
  • One week in Belgium
  • To meet entrepreneurship circles and inspire one another.

The second prize:

  • Up to €10,000
  • Spent to support/coaching, based on your company’s needs.

The third prize:

  • Up to €5,000
  • Spent to support/coaching, based on your company’s needs.

The Awa Prize is a contest which sheds the light on businesses and the women who lead them. But beyond this competition, the Awa Prize aims at federating a community of entrepreneurs around shared values, in order to fight against socio-economic inequalities.

Through the Awa Prize, many events will be organised at the local and international levels in order to raise awareness for men and women about the opportunities that women’s entrepreneurship can create. These events will enable progress on actions which can be developed to remove the persistent obstacles.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to the Awa Prize, you must:

  • Be a woman from these Participating countries for the 2022 edition: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, DRC, Guinea, Jordan, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda.
  • An Entrepreneur

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Application Procedure

Check up the complete rules of the competition before applying using Apply tab on the official application portal.

Registration Deadline: October 24, 2022.

Website and Application Link


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