GREEN JOB FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN
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
that will frontier the creation of Clean, Safe and Sustainable new businesses in the Green Economy while creating
Jobs, enabling livelihood for the poor and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.
Modelled after best global practices and in its 3rd season, the Women Green Fellowship Programme invites and galvanizes
Active-Unemployed Women Graduates 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 and communities.
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 Social Enterprises in Nigeria, it at the same time 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
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 and
at the same time, creates jobs for youth and graduates seeking professional career in the social sector and willing to
Intern as green Fellows; 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.