WOMEN GREEN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME
The Women Green Fellowship Programme
is a social response to ending the problems of Youth Unemployment,
Job Creation, Social Ventures Initiatives and attracting new Social Capitals to help catalyze a new
breed of Social Entrepreneurs. These social will create Clean, Safe and Sustainable new businesses in
the Green Economy while creating Jobs, enabling livelihood for the poor and advancing the Sustainable
Modelled after best global practices and in its 4th season, the Women Green Fellowship Programme
invites and galvanizes Unemployed-Active Business Women across the country to a 6-month Mentor-led
Social Business accelerator program. Young women and professionals through the programme will
participate, engage and collaborate to identify and proffer Social and Sustainable Solutions to various
problems confronting the poor, our communities, ecosystem and economy.
The Fellowship Programme will be flooded with Business and Life Coaches who will uniquely employ
unconventional problem solving ways to turning Ideas into Projects and profitable Businesses. With the
growing increase in graduates unemployment and difficult/unfriendly business environment for Start Ups,
Social Business Models tend to provide a mix of goodwill, stakeholder externalities, grants,
inclusiveness and low-risk patient capitals for innovative entrepreneurs working in difficult regions
SMEFUNDS' Capital, working with financial Institution partners, Impact Investors and Venture Funds will
accelerate a mix of Grant, Equity and Loan to help catalyze best Social Business ideas from the
programme on a rotational basis. More than $2million in Impact Investment fund has already been committed
into two (2) Clean Energy Social Enterprises in the last three (3) years.
While the program attempts to support Women Focused Green and Social Enterprises in Nigeria, it will
accelerates the creation of Green Jobs for young graduates seeking professional career path in the social
sector and willing to work as Green Fellows; empowering low Income households, marginalized groups,
schools and businesses with alternative renewable energy solutions.
Action will be entrenched in developing capacities and increased support for small businesses that will
increase access to Food, Shelter, Clean Energy Technologies and the adoption of alternative renewable
solutions such as solar energy, Wind power, Bio Gas, BioFuels and Climate Smart Agriculture. The program
provides solution to the power problem in Nigeria empowering homes, schools and businesses with new Green
technologies, Advocacies and Clean energy rapid wide-spread in Africa.
The fellowship provides 6 months long fellowship experience for exceptional young Nigerian graduates
matching them with challenging projects and enhance their Competiveness through world class training,
internship and funding opportunities.