Women for Zero Hunger

Because food security is a fundamental right, because Stop Hunger and Women In Africa believe in the potential and determination of women to lift the most vulnerable communities out of hunger - together they created the Women for Zero Hunger program, in order to support associations fighting against hunger and food insecurity in Africa.

Launched in 2016, Women In Africa (WIA) is the first international platform dedicated to the economic development and support of African women entrepreneurs. At WIA, we are convinced that Pan-African women contribute greatly, through their actions, to the change and impact they bring to the continent’s progress. 

Stop Hunger acts locally and sustainably for a hunger free world. Created 25 years ago by Sodexo employees, Stop Hunger is a global non-profit network mobilized to eliminate food insecurity by leadership activities going beyond food aid, with a priority: empowering women.

“Women for Zero Hunger” will enable 3 non-profit organizations:

  • to be visible: to inspire, to be recognized and to have more impact;
  • to be mentored: to benefit from expert advice and personalized support;
  • to be funded: each of the 3 associative structures will receive €5,000. At the end of the mentoring program, one of the three finalist structures will be chosen by the jury members on the basis of pre-established criteria and will receive an additional €5,000 in financial support. In addition, the representative will be invited to the annual Stop Hunger event in Paris to receive a trophy and benefit from a crowdfunding operation during the event.

Call for applications

Non-profit organizations are invited to apply from January 16 to February 24, 2023 by completing a detailed selection questionnaire. The top 10 non-profit organizations will be pre-selected by Women In Africa (WIA) before being presented to the international jury of the program, which will select 3 associations! 

The call for applications is now closed.

  • Eligibility criteria:
    • The program is accessible to nonprofit organizations with at least 3 years of experience
    • The association must be African or active in an African country
    • The association must work in at least one African Anglophone and/or Francophone country
    Selection criteria:
    • Number of beneficiaries supported by the association
    • Quality of the “solution”
    • Scalability of the “solution”
    • Beneficiaries: the solution must primarily benefit women or girls

    Note! The association can be managed by either a man or a woman.


The prizes

Each of the 3 non-profit organizations will receive €5,000. At the end of the mentoring period, one of the three finalist associations will be chosen by the jury members on the basis of pre-established criteria and will be invited to the annual Stop Hunger evening in Paris to receive the Stop Hunger trophy.

This will give the winning association extra visibility as well as an additional €5,000 in financial supportand a crowdfunding operation during the event.


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Mentoring program

The 3 selected associations will take part in a 6-month-personalised-mentoring program run by Stop Hunger and Women In Africa.


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