World Bank/EDC WomenX Scholarship Programme 2016 for Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

The World Bank is awarding Scholarship to Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria to learn at the Enterprise Development Centre.

The World Bank in collaboration with the Enterprise Development Centre is giving Scholarship to Female Entrepreneurs in Nigeria through the WomenX Program.
The WomenX program is aimed at providing practical business education through a blended learning approach for 5 months, a 6-month face-to-face and online mentoring, help strengthen their networks and create linkages to access finance. Over a 3 year period, a total number of 500 female entrepreneurs will be awarded this scholarship in Nigeria.

Duration of WomenX program
The program consists of 17 modules, delivered in 28 days (in-class and online) spread over 5 months and includes a mentoring period of about 6 months.

The Enterprise Development Centre, Pan- Atlantic University in collaboration with The World Bank will

  • Provide practical Business Education through a blended learning approach (online and in- class training)
  • Help strengthen Female Entrepreneurs network
  • Offer Mentoring
  • Create linkages between financial institutions and Female Entrepreneurs.

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible for this program you need to:
1. Own a business in Nigeria.
2. Operate a business in a high-growth sector.
3. Business must be owned/managed by a woman.
4. Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation).
Selection criteria will be as follows:
A. Company must be owned / managed by a woman
B. Should be a functional business (at least 6 months in operation)
C. The Enterprise must have high growth potential
D. High local content will be an advantage

Application Process:

Step 1 – Check Your Eligibility
Check that you are qualified to apply. See the selection criteria.

Step 2 – Register
Click here to register if you have not already done so
You will receive a confirmation email from “Women X” with all the details you will need to log in.

Step 3 – Complete Application

  • Once you have successfully registered, log in and click the “Start Application” button on the Start Application Tab on this page.
  • To return to your application, click the “save and continue” button and come back to it at any time. Once you are done with your application, click on the “Submit” button at the end of the form to send it to us.

Step 4 – Keep Informed
After the closing date you will be notified if you have been shortlisted for the next stage of the competition. Constantly check the Women X Programme homepage for regular updates.

For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: January 30th 2016

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  1. Dr. Adepeju Esan says:

    Why is it that most viable program that could assist people would only be published after vacancies have been filled?

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