The Anzisha Application are closed and will open in February 2019.

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.

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Entrepreneurship, African Development and the Anzisha Prize

By Anzisha Team | August 29, 2017

Young people represent the fastest growing demographic in Africa. Many are already economically active—some motivated by necessity to help their families. With access to the…

Africa’s Youth at the Forefront of Africa’s Digital Revolution

By Anzisha Team | August 29, 2017

Disruptive digital innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice.  So how are Africa’s young entrepreneurs contributing and getting…

3 things you need to know about the Rise of Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

By Anzisha Team | August 29, 2017

Did you know that Africa’s youth population is set to more than double by the year 2055? Yes, you read that correctly, double, in less…

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Anzisha Entrepreneur Profiles

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Aly Abdelazam

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.

 

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Asha Abbas

Aurateen provides counseling services both online and in person, and works with medical practitioners and youth experts to educate about STDs.

 

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Benedict Kusi Ampofo

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.

 

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Heritiaina Randriamananatahina

Founded FIOMBONANA, an agro-processing enterprise that manufactures dairy products and confectioneries using only Madagascan raw materials, employing farmers and providing local job opportunities.

 

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Anzisha Prize Awards

In addition to the Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs, this year the program will be launching awards for professionals within the youth entrepreneurship ecosystem who contribute to the success of young entrepreneurs in their communities. We will celebrate individuals and groups who highlight and embody the spirit of the Anzisha program.

Look out for more information!