This section contains thought leadership from the Anzisha Team about hot topics in entrepreneurship.
A whopping 148 young Nigerians applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize this year – by far the most number of entries from any country. Here is a taste of some of the applicants.
This year, there are also a number of strong women candidates for the Anzisha Prize who are defining their place in the world of social entrepreneurship. Here is a sample of them.
“My parents would always say: ‘Chi, your destiny is in your own hands – if you want to be somebody in life, make yourself useful.'”
Entrepreneurship is challenging, and even more so in Africa. Here are tips from some leading young innovators on the continent.
Ugandan Noah Walakira was just 14 when he started Namirembe Sweater Makers, a community-based organisation that started off by manufacturing knitted jerseys for schools in Kampala.
Repurpose Schoolbags is an innovation made from ‘upcycled’ plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology.
With the deadline for 2015 Anzisha Prize applications fast approaching, past finalists want to encourage entries for this year, and shared how they have benefited.
“I think my application was noticed because I was able to demonstrate traction and I was clear as much as possible,” says Temitayo Olufuwa, founder of Jobs In Nigeria.
“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries,” said Winifred Selby.
It has been less than a week since applications for the 2015 Anzisha Prize opened, and there are already around 30 applicants. Here is a taste of some of them.