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Watch the Anzisha Prize Live on the 22nd and 23rd of October!

Watch the Anzisha Prize Pitch Competition for this year's top 20 Anzisha Prize finalists on the 22nd of October. Be inspired by the impact that very young entrepreneurs are making on the African continent.

About the Anzisha Prize

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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Anzisha Prize application forms now mobile-friendly…

By Josh Alder | January 31, 2013

This year we’re doing our best to make sure that people can apply as easily as possible.

WeBuilt Nigeria Video

By admin | February 17, 2012

We:Built Africa is a project that merges great design with community needs. In this video Ada – founder shows her feature product the carry-go table.

Anzisha Fellow Amr takes the stage Youth@Work

By admin | February 16, 2012

Anzisha Fellow Amr takes the stage at the Youth@Work Conference

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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!