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The Anzisha Prize platform is for for experts to share what works in entrepreneurship education and support across africa. 

Join us in the mission to create the best possible environment for very young entrepreneurs on the continent.

Four young African agri-preneurs seizing opportunities in farming

This year saw a record number of applicants involved in farming. While a panel of reviewers are still evaluating entries, here is a sample of some of the young applicants operating within the agriculture sector.

Cameroon’s Alain Nteff on meeting the Queen and helping five million moms

Africa’s top young entrepreneur shares what it was like to meet the Queen and his plans for his social enterprise.

Green energy entrepreneur talks conquering fear and building a strong team

“The reason why I am an entrepreneur is because I believe that entrepreneurship is a problem solving tool that can spur social, economic and environmental change within out continent.”

Young art entrepreneur on not giving up and making herself ‘useful’

“My parents would always say: ‘Chi, your destiny is in your own hands – if you want to be somebody in life, make yourself useful.'”

The entrepreneur behind the schoolbag that transforms into a light at night

Repurpose Schoolbags is an innovation made from ‘upcycled’ plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology.

Why a 15 year old decided to build bikes from bamboo in Ghana

“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries,” said Winifred Selby.

Visa denied! How a broken dream triggered this young Kenyan entrepreneur

“Looking back, I’m happy my US visa was denied because it made me do something at home.”

Young entrepreneur shares lessons from running a food business in DRC

“I want young people to change their thinking and not to believe that it is better overseas, because in the DRC and Africa there are more opportunities than anywhere else,” said Benedict Mundele, founder of Surprise Tropicale.

Meet the computer whizz from Togo who built his first robot at age seven

Sam Kodo was just seven when he started building his first robot that could both circumvent obstacles and interact with people. Now he is building low-cost PCs for Africa.

Thinking like a CEO: Why a 19-year-old is winning the clean energy game in Kenya

Tom Osborn has a humble manner about him, which is surprising since, at the age of 19, he has already been recognised as one of world’s top young entrepreneurs.

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