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About the Anzisha Prize
The Anzisha Program is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation that seeks to fundamentally and significantly increase the number of job generative entrepreneurs in Africa. We believe that a key to doing so is to test, implement and then share models for identifying, training and connecting high potential, very young entrepreneurs (15 to 22 year olds) so that many more organisations have better collective success in creating a pipeline of entrepreneurs with the capabilities for scale.
What is the Anzisha Scenario?
The Anzisha Scenario is a campaign by the Anzisha Prize in which we imagine a future where, in response to the challenge of youth unemployment, young Africans of high potential choose entrepreneurship as a career.
The campaign seeks to engage multiple stakeholders – parents, teachers, investors, and others – to collectively envision whether and how enabling very young entrepreneurs could impact the employment situation in Africa.
The Anzisha Scenario is not a predetermined outcome: it is a desired one. Before determining practical recommendations of how to achieve this vision, it is necessary to understand the current reality, and then consider the feasibility of the Anzisha Scenario by identifying drivers, barriers, and opportunities
2018 Anzisha Prize Grand Prize Winners
2018 Grand Prize Winner
2018 First Runner Up
2018 Second Runner Up
By Daniel Mpala In recent years, South Africa has been rocked by a series of “Fees Must Fall” protests which has seen students across the…
By Daniel Mpala 24-year-old South African, Karidas Tshintsholo may have grown up in a shack —selling wire cars— but his agritech startup Khula! is now…
By Daniel Mpala When Njabulo Mthanti, 22, registered his business last year he was keen to join the University of Pretoria’s business incubator TuksNovation as…
20 year old Aly is founder of Teens Club, a youth empowerment organization. Teens Club provides teenagers with a platform to develop themselves professionally by linking them up with experts, improving their skillsets, and providing a safe space for the expression of opinions and talents.
Project KIRIKU, a demonstration farm, is designed to create sustainable agricultural communities to minimize poverty by providing requisite skills, knowledge, and innovative technology, helping participating farmers and youth improve their agricultural yield through practice based learning.