The U.S. Embassy in Central African Republic is pleased to announce the open competition to award a cooperative agreement for a recently launched program, the “Academy for Women Entrepreneurs” (or “AWE”). The Public Affairs Section invites proposals from established Central African associations, committed, and organized civil-society organizations, and academic institutions, to design and implement a six-month entrepreneurship program in partnership with the Embassy that would provide approximately 30 emerging female entrepreneurs with knowledge, networks, and access they need to launch and scale successful businesses. The intended program should empower women entrepreneurs to realize their full economic potential.

Information about how to apply for AWE 2024 can be found in the official Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

All submissions must use the AWE Proposal Template and AWE Budget Template.


-> Application form must be filled in English.

-> Candidates must speak/read English (the curriculum is in English).

-> Candidates should be female entrepreneurs.

-> Candidates must be 25-45 years old.

-> Candidates must have an email account.

Deadline for submission is December 31, 2023.

Questions regarding this funding opportunity should be directed to