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African Union EAN Fellowship Programme 2024

African Union EAN Fellowship Programme 2024

Applications are now open for the African Union EAN Fellowship Programme 2024. The African Union MSME Forum is Africa’s largest gathering of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

This year, the forum launches its inaugural cohort fellowship, which will provide innovative small businesses with access to funding, mentorship, and market opportunities, among other things, through a strategic approach.

The MSME Forum has three-facet objectives, namely:

  • Enhance the capacity of MSMEs through training sessions on various topics offered by training partners;
  • Establish a platform for policymakers and the private sector to interact, share knowledge, and formulate innovative proposals to bridge the financial gap for MSMEs and start-ups in Africa; and
  • Facilitate regional and continental collaboration between private and public sector institutions, and financial entities, including local banks and multilateral development financial institutions, in supporting MSMEs.


  • Participation in the 3rd AU MSME Forum
  • Intensive training
  • Business Mentorship
  • Access to funding opportunities Market access
  • Networking
  • Capacity building


  • Open to registered MSME operating in Africa. Minimum of 2 years in operation.
  • Active in one of the eligible sectors:
    • Minerals
    • Creatives
    • Agriculture
    • Manufacturing
    • ICT
  • Demonstrated potential for growth & job creation.


The application deadline is July 26, 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

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For more information, visitย African Union EAN Fellowship.

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