Chat for Women’s Livelihoods Accelerator Program 2024

Deadline: 31st of January, 2024

The Chat for Women’s Livelihoods Accelerator Program is now accepting applications. An 18-month program that provides training, coaching, and assistance to six social entrepreneurs that strive to economically empower women in low-income nations.

Organizations that provide education, access to digital marketplaces, and payment technologies, as well as those who provide vital mental health or healthcare assistance to working women and micro-entrepreneurs, are encouraged to apply.


Support in prototyping and launching your use case
‍A comprehensive three-month onboarding and training process that equips the organisation with a fully operational minimum viable chat (MVP) ready to go live.

  • Extensive Training & Support – Ongoing monthly enterprise support tailored to help organisations achieve their strategic chat service objectives for 18 months.
  • Mentorship from leading experts and practitioners – Expert advice from Solutions Engineers, Conversational Designers and a team of AI/Data Engineers.
  • Access to world-class Technology – A Enterprise licence, which includes all platform features, as well as a subsidised WhatsApp Business Account for 18 months.
  • Increase in knowledge using chat-based technologies – A collaborative learning environment with quarterly cohort sessions fostering a strong community of practice among the six participating enterprises.


  • Social Enterprises who want to accelerate their chat service growth and impact with guidance, mentorship, and hands-on implementation support.
  • The Accelerator is looking for Social Enterprises working in Kenya, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Uganda, Senegal, and Nigeria and other low-income regions that have a clear business case or Theory of Change on how they could use a chat solution on WhatsApp to improve the economic agency of women.
  • The organisations must be able to commit to the building and continued development of their chat service and have the time, resources or team to accomplish this goal.


  • Application deadline: 31 January, 2024
  • Accelerator programme: February ’24 – July ’25, 2024

Click here to apply

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