8th Citi Micro Entrepreneur Awards

Applications will be accepted from June 1 – July 31, 2011

Location: India

Citi India is partnering with Friends of Women’s World Banking, India and MicroSave for this year’s program, which is implemented annually with grant support from Citi Foundation, USA. The program aims to:

  • Identify, recognize and honor micro-entrepreneurs and community based enterprises who have overcome poverty to exhibit superior performance, create jobs and add value to society

  • Invest in the skill and knowledge of these micro entrepreneurs, so as to support the development of state-of-the-art micro enterprises, and the creation of role models who will inspire and mentor future generations of entrepreneurs

  • Analyze and disseminate best practices in micro entrepreneurship, across a wider audience

The Awards are classified into two categories, namely, the Individual Micro Entrepreneur and the Community Owned Enterprise. Within the Individual category special recognition awards will be given for Youth Entrepreneurs, Green Entrepreneurs and Innovative Enterprises. The winning nominations will be selected from across five regions: East, North, North East, South and West and Central.

The 10 winners of the Citi Micro Entrepreneur Awards 2011 will receive a cash prize, a trophy and a citation. They will also be profiled in the annual Citi Micro Entrepreneur Award publication and receive trainings in business development, to enable them to manage their enterprises more efficiently.

 NGOs, MFIs, Banks and other organizations working in the sector can nominate micro entrepreneurs that they support and work with. The application form can be downloaded from www.microentawards.in or sought from the CMEA secretariat at info@cmea.in; +91 522 2335734/4063773. The last date for submission of entries is July 31, 2011.

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