A total of twenty social innovators from across Africa will participate in the 2023 Sahara Group Foundation Impact Fund Fellowship programme.
The programme, the third cohort since it was launched in 2020 was aim to empower visionary African change makers with the knowledge and resources required to expand their social enterprises and help address environmental and social challenges affecting societies.
The programme will expose fellows to capacity building and investment readiness modules that support business expansion and allow them to create sustainable impact in society.
Organisers said outstanding fellows will be rewarded with a seed funding of $5000 to support them with the resources they require to scale their business model.
Speaking at the induction ceremony, Director, Sahara Group Foundation, Ejiro Gray said “We are thrilled to kick off the third Cohort of our Sahara Impact Fund Fellowship programme with this new set of inspiring social entrepreneurs and innovators who are committed to accelerating Africa’s development with their bold and innovative ideas and entrepreneurial spirit”.
In her remarks, Executive Director, LEAP Africa, Kehinde Ayeni, said “that the most promising leaders are those who dare to challenge the status quo and envision a brighter future for the African continent”.