Apply for Bruh ICT/Digital-Enabled Innovation Competition 2022. Design Thinking, Entrepreneurship Training and Prototype Development Workshops & Boot Camp; Access to Seed Grant, Incubation and Acceleration Programs; Technical Support and Networking Linkages with leading industry experts; Application Deadline: August 25, 2022.


Are you a young entrepreneur with innovative ideas to address challenges the pastoral and agro pastoral community are facing in the Afar region while growing your business and making profit? Apply for Bruh-Afar for the below awards Micro enterprizes – Up to Birr 100,0000 SMEs – from Birr 150,000 to Birr 500,000 Application: From August 1 – August 20, 2022


The competition


Entrepreneurs will be trained with intensive entrepreneurship training.


The finalists will be awarded seed grant money.


Entrepreneurs will be provided with an acceleration program to boost their business.

The Opportunity

STEDE is seeking applications from existing enterprises, youth, men, women, refugees and the diaspora to bring forth innovative ideas to solve cross-sectoral challenges in the following areas: livestock and livestock value chains, waste management, crop value additions, small and micro enterprises, innovation and technology infrastructure, health, agriculture, etc. to create jobs for refugees and host communities in Fafan Zone, meet public need and grow to become printable company on the way. The competition aims to use Jobs Creation Commission’s ‘BRUH’ Model: Train | Award | Accelerate. The application target areas are: Fafan Zone: with special focus in Jigjiga City; Awbare and Kabribaya woreda targeting the host and refugees.

How to apply?

Applicants must fulfil the below
  1. Application form must be filled
  2. Copies of the following document must be included
    • Company profile (if available)
    • Tax registration
    • Business registration document
    • Financial report of the last 2 years (if available)
  3. Applicants must include a cost-sharing contribution of at least 30% of the total cost

The Competition Process


All applicants must apply through an online registration.


Applicants will be shortlisted using a standard criterion


Shortlisted applicants will enter an intensive entrepreneurship training

Pitch Competition

The shortlisted and trained applicants will compete with each other in front of juries


Top finalists will be awarded a seed grant and a certificate


Top finalists will be provided with an acceleration program.