Young Water Solutions and Turi Kumwe are excited to announce the call for applications for the first regional edition of the Young Water Fellowship: East Africa (YWF EA).

Following the success of the global editions, the YWF EA offers 10 young entrepreneurs from East Africa a one-year support package that includes training, mentorship and seed funding opportunities to turn their water/sanitation initiative into a social business.

The call is open to all young people aged 18 to 30 years old from 13 East African countries (Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda), who are seeking to set up social businesses that tackle water, sanitation or water management issues in their communities.

The 10 selected ‘Young Water Fellows’ will be invited to a 10-days start-up training in November in Uganda (delivered by our partner cewas), they will also be assigned mentors, get the chance to exponentially increase their supporting networks in the water and entrepreneurship sectors, and apply for seed-funding to pilot their initiatives.

The deadline to apply is August 18th, midnight CEST time.