Eligibility Criteria

The SpiceTalks 2017 conference theme is “All are Spicy: – What is your Spice.” The spice in you shape our understanding of the past, how we live in the present, and our vision for the future. The inner spice is discovered from within not only by people, but also by companies, institutions and movements. SpiceTalks 2017 is focusing exclusively in East Africa and on defending, preserving and protecting: Civil Rights through creative ways e.g. the spoken word, music, poetry e.t.c, Human Rights, Women Rights and Children Rights and Entrepreneurship.

Applications for the SpiceTalks 2017 are now closed and the conference talkes place on 25th November 2017 at the ActionAid Global Platform, Nairobi. Those wishing to be part of the next one they can submit their application online at www.spicetalks.com/apply2018


» Have been faced by adversity and overcome a social ill.
» Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya.
» You will need to be aged 18 years or older at the time you are making your application.
» You could be running a social change project already or wanting to start one.
» Ready to share your personal story to a public audience and have it published on our platforms.
» Have a passion to effect social change in your backyard using your personal story.
» Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking basic English.
» Willingness to learn and share your skills with peers and mentors.
» Must be ready to avail yourself when called upon by our Catalysts.

We do not discriminate applicants based on ethnicity, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, socio-economic status or disability. Spice Without Borders reserves the right to verify all of the information provided during your application and in the event that there is a discrepancy, or information is found to be false, the applicant will immediately be disqualified. Any application not meeting the above eligibility criteria will not be forwarded to the selection team for consideration.


» Training and Mentorship in Public Speaking, Personal Branding and Pitching.
» Safe platform to share your personal story and validate your experience.
» Learning from different perspectives by fellow participants.
» Empowered to see the visible or invisible barriers in your life.
» Being part of Social Change Accelerators movement with new and meaningful connections and relationships.
» SpiceTalks Certificate of Participation.
» Eligible for the Spice Accelerator, a six month catalytic program that empowers participants to develop all the necessary skills to sustainably accelerate social change by Spice Without Borders.