Clean Cooking Alliance: Inviting applications for ‘2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ to recognize outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets.

Funding brief: The Clean Cooking Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year (WEYA) Award are now open. This annual award recognizes outstanding female leaders in the household energy sector who are advancing clean cooking solutions in emerging markets.

Donor Name: Clean Cooking Alliance
Funding name: 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Deadline: Nominations will be accepted beginning Monday, July, 1st, 2019, and must be submitted by Friday, August, 16th, 2019.

Funding details link: Click to view

Funding limit: The 2019 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year will receive:
● Sponsorship to attend the 2019 Clean Cooking Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, November 5-7, 2019, including registration, economy airfare to/from Nairobi, and lodging;
● High-level recognition during the Clean Cooking Forum and the opportunity to network with key stakeholders in the sector;
● Financial sponsorship to attend a leading social entrepreneurship development course, such as the five-day Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at The Stanford Graduate School of Business (pending selected winner’s admission to the program based on eligibility criteria and selection process);
● One-on-one business coaching sessions (up to four sessions) with the Alliance;
● One year of mentoring support from the Alliance and its strategic partners;
● Inclusion in a global clean cooking communications campaign to be launched in November 2019;
● Increased visibility and international recognition via the Alliance’s newsletter, website, social media platforms, and other promotional materials; and
● A professional photoshoot to highlight the winner’s work and impact in the sector.

Special Notes: Please contact with the donor directly for further clarification and understanding.

Project start date: N//A
Project duration: N//A

Eligible organization: As below

Currently working to advance clean cooking with a minimum three years of professional experience in the sector;
● Currently hold the position of CEO, COO, or another key leadership role within their organization/company;
● Demonstrated experience serving as role models for other women through coaching, mentorship, or other forms of community engagement;
● Strong track record of leadership in the household energy sector as well as demonstrable impact on the clean cooking sector;
● Resident/national of at least one country in which the nominee works to advance access to household energy; and
● Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated by someone else.

Eligible Country: No Country Bar Found (Open to all regions)

Submission mail:

Other important link:
● Form (Proposal): Click to view
● About: Click to view

How to apply: please note that complete nominations should be sent to .

A Nominee need to submit the following information
● A completed Nominee Form;
● A current, one-page resume;
● One-paragraph professional biography;
● Headshot (.jpeg or .png format); and
● At least one high-resolution photo of the nominee “in action”, working in the field to address clean energy/clean cooking solutions to be used for promotional purposes.

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