Meet the Team

Josh

VICE PRESIDENT - GLOBAL PROGRAMS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Josh Adler

Josh is a is a self-proclaimed social impact explorer working towards leveraging the nexus of business, technology, education and social development to create new and meaningful public value. His extensive skills and experience makes Josh nothing short of an exceptional leader.

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Melissa Mbazo

ANZISHA PRIZE MANAGER

Melissa Mbazo

Melissa manages the Anzisha Prize with the mission of celebrating very young entrepreneurs and actively sharing their stories, to increase the likelihood that others will choose to emulate their success.

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COMMUNITY AND PROJECT MANAGER

Nolizwe Mhlaba

Nolizwe  is an educator boasting nearly a decade of experience. She is well recognised for her experience in curriculum & instruction, youth development, and non-formal education in sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.

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VENTURE SUPPORT CONSULTANT

Louise Paulsen

Louise Paulsen has a keen interest for coaching and personal development and has served as a director of numerous boards. Her advanced expertise bring an impeccable touch to the Anzisha Prize team.

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FELLOW SUPPORT

Thokoza Mjo

Thokoza offers support to the Anzisha fellows and is driven by her vision to live in an Africa with an economically active youth and is compelled to develop a generation that not only believes in their dreams but pursue them too. 

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ANZISHA COORDINATOR

Nhlawulo Shikwambane

Nhlawulo is committed to transforming the African storyline. She runs her own project to empower marginalised groups and lives by her self-established philosophy – what becomes of you is the time you put into what you want to become.

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COMMUNICATIONS & STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS ASSOCIATE

Didi Onwu

Didi  is a cultural hybrid that is passionate about producing and designing stories that push readers to go beyond the page fold. As an assiduous multi-platform journalist, she is well versed in print, online, radio and digital communications.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS CONSULTANT

Natsuno Shinagagwa

Natsuno leads her projects with a passion for Africa. She has spent almost 10 years in the continent, living, working, studying and traveling in more than 40 African countries. Her years of experience and footprints across globe brings a refreshing approach to Anzisha.

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VIDEOGRAPHER

Mfundo Mbanze

Mfundo is a cinematographer/ photographer and he captures moments. The special moments we can never relive. Those special stories that otherwise would have been lost through a poor recollection of events. He is a custodian of time gone by.

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