AFC is proud to announce the launch of the Leading African Women in Food Fellowship, an ambitious program aimed at supporting changemakers who are making outstanding contributions/impact in the African food ecosystem. This initiative will amplify, celebrate, champion, and advance the work of these female food changemakers.
Fellows will be selected through a structured nomination process, reviewed by expert independent judges, and announced in April 2023
The fellows will be selected from five categories based on their
current activities and impact on the food and agriculture landscape, including:
Create or adapt tools, models, approaches, and/or harness technology to solve challenges within the food system (e.g., entrepreneur, inventor, researcher, product developer, intrapreneur, etc.)
Accomplished food and agriculture entrepreneurs who have made ground-breaking contributions to the African food ecosystem and paved the way for others.
Story-tellers and digital media gurus that create content, experiences, or products that amplify positive changes and opportunities in the ecosystem, change global narratives, and connect people to different African foods and beverages (e.g., journalist, food blogger, food stylist, curator, content creator, consumer packaged goods entrepreneur, etc.).
Chefs and cooks who through their creativity and innovative cooking methods are changing narratives about African food and showcasing our relevance and importance in the global food ecosystem.
Private, public, and nonprofit leaders who introduce and scale innovative products, ideas, and/or opportunities that contribute to a more sustainable and inclusive food system (e.g., branding and marketing entrepreneur, buyer, financing, insurance, policy, research and development entrepreneur, diversity & inclusion entrepreneurs, sustainability strategist, etc.).
Nomination and Application - February-March, 2023
Public Voting - March, 2023
Selection Committee Review - March – April, 2023
Award Ceremony - April, 2023
Mentoring and Training Session - May – September, 2023