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The future of work and the pivotal role of youth entrepreneurship in Africa

By Melissa Mbazo – Ekpenyong The “Future of Work” refers to changes occurring within current socio-economic; workplace and workforce systems, affecting both present and future functioning of these ecosystems. It…

Re-purposing travel and event funding toward COVID-19 relief

By: Josh Adler I want to be clear — this is not a debate on whether conferencing, travel and events are the best ways for non-profits to spend money for…

New research points toward an investment in VERY YOUNG entrepreneurs to unlock peer-to-peer driven employment growth.

25 May 2020 – Investments in supporting successful transitions from school and university directly to entrepreneurship could unlock significant employment gains in Africa, this is according to a new research…

Anzisha Prize tackles COVID-19

By: Sisanda Ntshinga The coronavirus has brought with it a lot of uncertainty and has left us all feeling vulnerable. This is true even more so for young entrepreneurs who…

Here is a glimpse into the 2020 Anzisha Prize applications

Every year we open up our applications portal and receive hundreds of applications from very young entrepreneurs across the continent. Although it has been 10 years of celebrating Africa’s youngest…

Is the success of young African entrepreneurs up to government?

By: Dolapo Adeyanju A typical entrepreneurial journey is one not devoid of highs and lows, laced with a lot of ‘luck’, and an enabling environment bolstered by favourable policies. However,…

Celebrating 10 Years of Anzisha

By: Sisanda Ntshinga The Anzisha Prize takes things forward by looking back at how far it’s come showcasing its shared achievements with fellows, partners and various stakeholders It has been…

Take young entrepreneurs seriously, say Africa Economic Conference delegates

By Daniel Mpala Young business leaders who attended the Africa Economic Conference in December, have called on governments to take them seriously and recognise their role as engines of growth. In a…

Where does the fourth industrial revolution leave very young African entrepreneurs?

In this article we explore the level to which the industrialization agenda aligns with both the industries and capabilities of very young entrepreneurs (15-22). The argument presented here is that…

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