The Kakuma Kalobeyei Challenge Fund (KKCF) Accelerator Program is a training program designed to provide business development support to promising small and micro enterprises in the Kakuma-Kalobeyei area. The program supports businesses that demonstrate the potential to increase employment and improve the availability of products and services in the area. Launched on April 3, 2023, the 42-hour training program was facilitated by Farm Africa and AECF over a period of seven weeks. The final 120 participants were selected from the pool of Local Enterprise Development (LED) window applicants for KKCF’s Competitive Business Challenge.
This program aims to develop local business owners’ financial and business management skills to enable them to scale their operations and improve their fundraising capacity. The training program focused on five thematic areas and leveraged the existing BDS training outlined: sales & marketing, operations, financial management, business planning, and environmental, social & governance.
Additional funding to participants through the Competitive Business Challenge Local Enterprise Development window, will only be offered to those who successfully complete the program and effectively demonstrate the viability of their business concept. The selection will be based on KKCF’s policies and procedures. Completing the accelerator program is not a guarantee for funding.
Announcement of those who will received additional funding will be announced in late 2023
To find out more about the accelerator program, download the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)