Call for Application: Women for Zero Hunger Program

Call for Application: Women for Zero Hunger Program

Women for Zero Hunger Program

The Women in Africa (WIA) organization invites applications for the Women for Zero Hunger Program, aiming to assist associations combatting hunger and food insecurity across Africa.

Launched in 2016, WIA Philanthropy is the first international platform dedicated to the economic development and support of African women entrepreneurs. At WIA Philanthropy, they are convinced that Pan-African women contribute greatly, through their actions, to the change and impact they bring to the continent’s progress.

Stop Hunger acts locally and sustainably for a hunger free world. Created 25 years ago by Sodexo employees, Stop Hunger is a global non-profit network mobilized to eliminate food insecurity by leadership activities going beyond food aid, with a priority: empowering women.

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The top 7 non-profit organizations will be pre-selected by WIA Philanthropy and Stop Hunger before being presented to the international jury of the program, which will select 3 associations.


  • to be visible: to inspire, to be recognized and to have more impact;
  • Prizes: Each of the 3 non-profit organizations will receive €10,000. At the end of the mentoring period, one of the three finalist associations will be chosen by the jury members on the basis of pre-established criteria and will be invited to the annual Stop Hunger evening in Paris to receive the Stop Hunger trophy. This will give the winning association extra visibility as a crowdfunding operation during the event.
  • Mentoring program: The 3 selected associations will take part in a 6-month-personalised-mentoring program run by Stop Hunger and WIA Philanthropy. This mentorship will not only help refine their skills and strategies but also strengthen their resilience and ability to overcome specific challenges they may face.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The program is accessible to nonprofit organizations with at least 3 years of experience
  • The association must be African or active in an African country
  • The association must work in at least one African Anglophone and/or Francophone country

Selection Criteria

  • Number of beneficiaries supported by the association
  • Quality of the “solution”
  • Scalability of the “solution”
  • Beneficiaries: the solution must primarily benefit women or girls

Deadline is 16-Feb-2024

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