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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

Anzisha_fb_17sept18_Melissa-Bime

2018 Grand Prize Winner

$25 000

Alhaji Siraj Bah

2018 First Runner Up

$15 000

Anzisha_fb_19sept18_Joan-Nalubega

2018 Second Runner Up

$12 500

Latest News

 

Welcome to our new country partners!

By admin | February 13, 2014

The Anzisha Prize team would like to welcome 7 more country partners that are joining us in our effort to find, celebrate, and support Africa’s best…

The Anzisha Prize team grows stronger with 4 new country partners!

By admin | February 12, 2014

Four new countries partners have joined us in promoting the Anzisha Prize to amazing young entrepreneurs in their countries! Welcome to AIESEC South Africa, FAWE…

Arabic and French versions of the website and application forms coming soon!

By admin | February 10, 2014

The English language version of the 2014 Anzisha Prize website and application forms are now available!  The French and Arabic language versions will be available…

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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!