Deadline: 12 February 2018

Applicants are invited to apply for the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i) to reward research based innovation and highlight the global impact of African researchers and entrepreneurs.

On 26-28 March 2018, the Next Einstein Forum will host its second Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. A critical component of the NEF is its unique innovation competition, the Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i). Young African scientists and innovators under 42 years of age are invited to present their research driven innovations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to a panel of experts in a pitch style competition.

The NEF Ci2i focuses on innovations of high impact globally and locally that a ready to be scaled up. Judges and participants come from major pan-African and global business, pharmaceutical and technological companies providing an unparalleled opportunity for researchers and entrepreneurs, both in terms of feedback and mentorship and in terms of funding to scale and expand R&D efforts.

Program Categories

Candidates will be invited to submit presentations under three main categories:

  • Climate Smart Innovations (Energy, Agriculture, Circular Economy etc.)
  • Deep-tech Innovations (Data driven innovation, Autonomous Systems, AI, Machine Learning, Digital Innovation, Fintech etc.)
  • Personalized Health Innovations

Award Information

  • The monetary prizes for Ci2i winners and runner ups will be announcing during the unveiling of the selected Top 15 innovators to pitch at the NEF Ci2i.
  • In addition to a monetary prize, winners will get significant media exposure and benefit from the NEF’s global network to further scale up funding and connect with partners and collaborators.

Eligibility Criteria

Participation in the competition is open to Africans of all nationalities under 42 years of age. In the case that teams are led by a non-African, one of the co-founders or chief executives must be African.

Selection Criteria

  • During the first round of the competition, the jury will use score sheets to choose the top 2 presenters. The score sheets will assess the following criteria on a scale of 1 to 10:
    • Clarity of the presentation
    • Originality, novelty or innovativeness of the work or idea being presented
    • Potential for or evidence of impact and application of the presented work or idea to human needs
    • Scalability including business plan
  • In the second round, the winner will be selected based on the following criteria:
    • Scalability
    • Potential Impact
    • In case of a tie, the jury will decide the victor through a quick vote.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application form via given website http://gg2018.nef.org/ci2i/

Deadline: 31st August, 2017

Yunus Social Business (YSB) Uganda is seeking for applications from entrepreneurs keen to join its six weeks
Investment Readiness Program. The program offers several benefits to participants including sharing
knowledge and skills in developing a compelling value proposition to customers, building financially viable
business models; all aimed at strengthening small and growing social businesses to become business
In addition, participants can expect to interact with local and international expert mentors, develop business
linkages and stand a chance to secure financing for your social business to a tune of up to USD 500,000 (But
not less than USD 200,000).

The businesses must be focused on any of the following subsectors;

  • Agri-business,
  • renewable energy,
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Environment conservation.

For more information, please visit http://www.uganda.yunussb.com

The African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) is a specialized technical office of the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. AU-IBAR’s mandate is to support and coordinate the utilization of livestock, fisheries and wildlife as resources for both human wellbeing and economic development in the member states of the African Union. Working with the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat and with financial support from the European Union (EU) through the Reinforcing Veterinary Governance in Africa (VET-GOV) Programme, wishes to recruit the services of a local consultant to document all the key Livestock stakeholders in Uganda  for improved livestock development in the country. The consultant will be engaged for 20 working days under the general supervision of the EAC Secretariat and AU-IBAR. Download full ToRs here.

Kilimo Trust (KT) is an independent organization working on agriculture for development across the East Africa Community (EAC) Region - in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Sudan. We promote regional solutions to local problems to make agricultural markets work better for the reduction of poverty and elimination of hunger. We are committed to supporting the people of East African Community (EAC) to achieve market-based solutions to food and nutrition security. Therefore, our core business is to support the transformation of food and nutrition security in the EAC Region away from high risk subsistence farming into lower risk trade-based systems. We implement and manage programmes and projects in partnership with and/or on behalf of governments, international and regional organizations, and the private sector.


Purpose of position:

Within the fast paced changing environment of the agricultural industry, the purpose of the position of CEO, KT is: To provide creative leadership focused at solutions; identify, and pursue emerging opportunities that favorably position KT as a hybrid, financially viable and sustainable institution that positively impacts the incomes of farming households and other agricultural related enterprises within the EAC region. Click here to download full advert


How to apply:

More details about the position can be accessed at www.kilimotrust.org. Qualified candidates should send their applications by email to recruitment@kilimotrust.org not later than 16th January 2017. The application should contain a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae (not exceeding 4 typed pages), names and contacts (phone number and e-mail) of three referees. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The first interviews will be held on 30th January 2017. KT is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender or disability.


Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) Project

Introduction: The Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS) is a forum that brings together a broad range of Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services (AEAS) actors and stakeholders from all sectors including Public, private, academia, civil society, farmers’ organization and the media.  UFAAS is collaborating with University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) University to implement a project “Integration of Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES).

UFAAS is looking for a Project Assistant to help in the implementation of the INGENAES project.


Required Qualification:

At least a degree in Agriculture, community development or in any other related field.


Required Competences and attributes:

Self-motivation, good writing and computer skills, ability to work under minimal supervision, willing to learn and good stewardship. Understanding of extension, project management, gender and/or nutrition is an added advantage.


Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Assist project head and co-coordinator with the project activities
  2. Keep  INGENAES project records
  3. Carry out assigned project financial transactions
  4. Support UFAAS on logistics for organizing events
  5. Prepare and submit  reports  to INGENAES
  6. Do any other activity assigned by the Coordinator

If you are interested please send your CV to: ufaas2013@gmail.com

Deadline: 21st October 2016

 The Integrating Gender and Nutrition within Agricultural Extension Services (INGENAES) Fellowship program is a one-year program (August 2016 – May 2017) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and jointly managed by the INGENAES project and the Uganda Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (UFAAS).

The INGENAES project supports the USAID led Presidential Feed the Future initiative, through the development of improved extension and advisory systems that aim to reduce gender gaps in agricultural extension services, increase empowerment of women farmers, and improve gender and nutrition integration within extension services by assisting multiple types of stakeholders within a country. Through the fellowship program, INGENAES aims to strengthen the link between agricultural extension, higher education and research stronger extension systems and increased food security in Uganda.

The objectives of the INGENAES Fellowship program are:

  1. To empower Ugandan students with the professional skills to lead change and strengthen the capacity of local organizations
  2. To enhance a fellow’s education with current technical and research skills, especially to increase their understanding of the linkages between agricultural extension, gender, and nutrition
  3. To foster long-term professional relationships that are developed through mentoring and on-the-ground collaborative work

In order to achieve the above objectives, the program is structured along three key elements:

  1. Financial support through scholarship for one year of Master’s level education
  2. Professional development experience through participation in INGENAES trainings, conferences and workshops
  3. Funding for research that falls within INGENAES thematic areas of agricultural extension, gender and nutrition

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate a strong academic foundation, leadership potential, a commitment to agricultural development in Uganda, and have a robust research proposal. Applicants will be required to attend a two-day orientation in the last week of August.

 Click HERE to download the call.

Africa Agribusiness Incubator's Network (AAIN) is a private sector institution and with very high whose mandate is to strengthen agribusiness incubation in Africa. As part of her implementation strategy, AAIN is working with mentors who have experience in varied subject areas in the fields of agriculture/ agribusiness. However, since our scope of operations has grown, we are looking at growing our pool of mentors to meet the increased demand. As such we are now profiling service providers in the areas related to agriculture and agribusiness to offer mentorship services to our incubators and incubatees across the continent.

We are offering you an opportunity to partake in this noble venture and make your contribution towards agriculture transformation in Africa.

Are you working along agriculture value chains?

Are you involved and at level of the value chain?

Do you feel you can make a contribution to help mold and grow agribusinesses at all levels i.e. production, processing, marketing, access to finance and many others related to business growth and development?

If your answer is yes; then enroll now to be a business mentor vide the link below.



Please send your CV after submitting the form (http://goo.gl/forms/yW4KwGRxnr7tM6m92) to info@africaain.org

African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS) has received financing from the European Union (EU) under the World Bank towards the implementation of the Second Multi Donor Trust Fund Project, and it intends to apply part of the proceeds to payments under the contract for: Consultancy to
Offer Technical Assistance to AFAAS Secretariat In Strategic Programmatic Design and Implementation. AFAAS hereby invites eligible Individual consultants to submit Technical and Financial Proposals ogether with the Curriculum Vitaes to provide consulting services described in detail in the attached Terms of Reference (TOR).

The consultant will be selected under the Individual Consultant Selection (ICS) method in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank's Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011). Any resulting contract will be subject to the General Conditions of Contract for Consultants. Bidders shall acknowledge the receipt of this invitation letter by email to Grace Paddy Wanzala, pwanzala@afaas-africa.org no later than 14th April, 2016, and indicate whether or not the required submissions shall be submitted. The acknowledgement shall provide the consultant name, telephone number and email. Follow this link for the full terms of reference (TORs) http://goo.gl/kR1A6N

Any queries should be addressed to the Executive Director, Dr. Silim Nahdy at Email: msnahdy@afaasafrica.org copying the Partnerships, Planning and Learning Officer, Max Olupot at molupot@afaasafrica.org and Procurement Officer, Grace Paddy Wanzala at pwanzala@afaas-africa.org 

EHC LTD is an agribusiness trade and investment value chain development company operating in East and Central Africa since 1998. EHC seeks to candidates for strengthening its business growth and development agenda as well contribute towards job and wealth creation through business incubation, value addition, and processing and market development for its products and services based on new business strategy 2016-2020.

EHC seeks applicants from competitive professionals with high potential to innovate and keep ahead of the curve for various positions listed below. Interested applicants should submit CVs and one page cover letter by email demonstrating his/her competency to deliver as per job advert to the chairperson Board of Director EHC smusinguzi@excelhort.com and copy company President at aariho@excelhort.com latest 20th December 2015 

The following positions are available. Please visit the website http://www.excelhort.com/ for more details.


Director Business Operations and Coordination(1)

Director Finance and Credit Facility management(1)

Director Research and Innovations(1)

Director Human Resource and Administration(1)

Manager Agribusiness Value chain Development(1)

Business Manager value addition and processing (Juice and Honey) (1)

Food Science and Technology expert(1)

Manager Communications and Public relations (1)

Manager Savings and Credit Facility (1)

Manager ICT and Social Media (1)

Logistics and Marketing Assistants(2)

Agribusiness Value chain development Assistants(2)

Administrative Assistants (2)

Office support officers s (4)

29 May 2015. The Dutch non-governmental organization, ICCO in partnership with FITS (Uganda) Limited, have launched an Agribusiness  Innovation Challenge  to encourage  agri-entrepreneurs in Uganda.


10 promising Enterprises, will be supported  to develop their Business Concept further  with Experts  and mentors  and out of the Ten the Top three  most  promising  business will win cash  prizes  of Between  500 to  20,000 Euros (about USD $ 38,850) and receive  Business  Incubation support  through  the ICCO  Agri- Business  Booster  for period of up to 6 months.

The Challenge will run until September 2015.Click the link below for details: