The pursuit of energized development requires the participation of everyone in national economic activities, particularly young people. As such, ZimTrade has launched a youth export incubation programme titled Eagles’ Nest that will run from March to December 2020 in Harare, Bulawayo, Mutare and Gweru. The objective of the programme is to nurture youth-led SME’s into export-ready companies.
Application Deadline: March 31st 2022 – Click here to apply
With regards to implementations, the incubation programme will be divided into 3 phases where 10 out of 100 youth-led companies will be chosen to participate in various training and interventions to capacitate them for the export markets.
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After receiving support, the 10 youth-owned SMEs will contest in the national final were the overall winner will be selected.
The winner of Eagles Nest progamme will get a chance to receive support from ZimTrade to attend trade fairs in ideal markets specific to their products and a six-month expert intervention from PUM and SES organisations to ensure their businesses can scale up and improve the product competitiveness on the export markets.
Eligibility to participate in youth export incubation programme
For businesses to be eligible for selection they should have the following qualities:
• The business should be run by someone between the ages of 18-35
• The business should be involved in value addition or horticultural products (excludes mining and fuel)
• The businesses should be easily scalable and demonstrate that it has been operating for at least two years
• The business should be locally owned and innovative