Eligibility and Requirements

Criteria for Young Africa Works Applicants

Eligibility Criteria for Project Components

A2E

  • Unskilled young women and men between ages 16 – 35 years
  • Must be resident in Ghana
  • Must have an interest in acquiring a specific vocational or technical skill
  • Must provide a referee

 ICE

  • Skilled young women and men between ages 18 – 35 years
  • Must be resident in Ghana
  • Must have a business idea or an interest in entrepreneurship
  • Unemployed graduates of tertiary institutions are particularly encouraged to apply.

MBA

  • Women-owned and/or women-led MSMEs in Ghana
  • Business must have been in operation for at least one year

Eligibility Criteria for Service Providers

SKILLED CRAFTS PEOPLE

  • Business Operating Permit (registration with District Assembly)
  • Physical business location
  • Be able to provide the equipment and tools needed for apprentice’s training
  • 5 years of experience as a skilled craftsperson

BDS/TRAINING SPECIALISTS

  • 3 years’ experience in specific area of specialization
  • Proven track record in successfully facilitating start-ups or accelerating MSMEs
  • Passionate about helping entrepreneurs and women to succeed

Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • ID Card
  • Passport Picture
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