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Towards the Anzisha Ecosystem

About this Report

The Anzisha Prize’s Scenarios for Young African Entrepreneurs explores what the future might hold for very young entrepreneurs (VYEs) in Africa, how entrepreneurship can offer exciting alternatives to drive employment and economic growth in Africa, and what the required inputs from each of the major stakeholders should be to facilitate employment growth. Since its inception, the project has explored what it calls the ‘Anzisha Scenario’, which proposes accelerating youth employment in Africa through economic growth, higher levels of education, and investment in entrepreneurs of all ages, but with a focus on VYEs. Anzisha held its third workshop on 16 April 2019 – the day after the Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration Summit. This report summarizes discussions and lessons emerging from the workshop, with a focus on three different ecosystem blueprints identified by workshop participants.