Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund

Business Innovation Challenge

Overview

Apr 7
Apr 1, 2019: 9:00 - 18:00
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Agribusiness, Agritech, Manufacturing

The Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund is running a Business Innovation Challenge to competitively select up to 5 initiatives.

The Winners will receive grant funding and technical assistance of up to £100,000. The fund is targeting initiatives that are post proof of concept, innovative, scalable, sustainable and that have demonstrated substantial impact.

Through the Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund, the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) is looking to test and support innovations with the potential to stimulate large-scale job creation. The Kenya Catalytic Jobs Fund is a £5m, 4-year catalytic jobs fund that will, through a mix of technical assistance and grant support, test competitively selected innovations that have potential to unlock market constraints and create jobs, including for the most vulnerable, e.g. people living with disability. The intended programme impact is increased or improved productive employment opportunities for poor young men and women in target sectors and geographies.

SECTOR FOCUS

The fund will focus on three broad thematic areas:

  • agriculture/manufacturing sectors
  • Informal sector
  • Marginalized groups and geographies.
SELECTION CRITERIA

The fund is targeting initiatives that are post proof of concept, innovative, scalable, sustainable, and that have demonstrated substantial impact.

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