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Defining our true north- Anzisha convenes a community of entrepreneurship educators and supporters

Welcome to the Anzisha Effect – the newest knowledge hub for entrepreneurship educators and supporters in Africa! The work of moving African development forward is tough. Hard things are always hard. As a community of entrepreneurship educators and supporters, we are however more inspired and moved by the potential our continent holds more than the…

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ALA Learning Brief: Very Young Entrepreneurs

This inaugural ALA Learning Brief shares emergent learning from African Leadership Academy (ALA) regarding outcomes of our programs on entrepreneurship training for African youth, grounded in the broader literature on the value of focusing on very young entrepreneurs. It begins with a snapshot of insights from current research about the value and complexity of early…

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In Conversation with Gary Schoeniger- Entrepreneurial thinking is a natural human tendency

The Editor,  Sihle Magubane had a conversation with Gary Schoeniger, Founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, a social enterprise dedicated to entrepreneurial learning and training. These are some of the extracts from that conversation: Gary studies the origins and evolution of entrepreneurial thinking. He believes that entrepreneurial thinking is a natural human tendency. …

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The key to successful entrepreneurship teaching is to create opportunities for learners to fail

Sihle Magubane interviewed one of the leading experts in Entrepreneurial Leadership at African Leadership Academy- David Tait. He shared some insights on what a successful entrepreneurship education should look like: Sihle Magubane: What’s the difference between teaching entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking? David Tait: There is, and there isn’t.  One helps the other. On the one…

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Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with an estimated 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. But despite fast economic growth over the past decade, many youths still struggle to find productive employment. Unless these young people can be put to meaningful work, the demographic dividend can easily turn into…

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BUILD-in-a-Box Report: A Replicable Model for Youth-led Learning

African Leadership Academy (ALA) aims to create a pipeline of leaders for Africa through entrepreneurial leadership. ALA students undergo a two-year educational program that trains them to create workable models to capture opportunities and develop solutions to problems in their communities. Read about how they make this happen.

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