Starting from June 2022, WIDU is offering a new grant type: the Local Call. This funding instrument is available directly to local entrepreneurs to boost their businesses in specified thematic areas. Each Local Call addresses a specific topic which may differ from country to country – depending on which economic sector is of major regional importance. In contrast to WIDU's other funding instrument - the Original WIDU Grant - African entrepreneurs can directly apply for funding and coaching, without the participation of the diaspora.

Find out more about the currently available Local Calls, the process and eligibility criteria below.

Available Local Calls

Past Local Calls

Local Call: #WomenCall for small businesses in Ethiopia and Tunisia
Local Call: #WomenCall

Upgrade your business with WIDU. 

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Local Call: #DigitalizationCall

Kickstart your #digital innovation with WIDU!

Food Call Kenya Announcement
Local Call: #FoodSecurityKenya

Local Call: #FoodSecurityKenya is closed for application.

Food Call Grafphic
Local Call: #FoodCallEthiopia

Application is now closed.

Local Call: #GreenKenya
Local Call: #Green Kenya

From June 2022 to October 2022


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