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

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Fostering Productive Entrepreneurial Communities: From the Very Young Entrepreneur Lens

What support interventions works best to scale job-generative enterprises? This is a perennial question that few have attempted to solve conclusively- which is understandable because there is no easy way…

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2017/18 Report

Now in it’s 19th year, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor tracks rates of entrepreneurship across multiple phases of entrepreneurial activity. The region with the highest proportion of entrepreneurs expecting medium to…

5 young leaders impacting over 12000* lives

The power of one  22-year-old Vanessa Ishimwe is the only one in her family to have completed high school. She did not understand why her family had to leave her…

Parents: The Forgotten Players in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem

The Entrepreneurship”Ecosystem” is defined as the individuals, organizations, or institutions that are outside the individual entrepreneur, that are either conducive or prohibitive to their entrepreneurial activities. The players often referred…

Young African Entrepreneurs and the Next 6000 Days.

Africa will need to massively and rapidly scale up its investment in entrepreneurial youth if it is to have a chance to seize the demographic opportunity – time is running…

5 Critical Lessons for Supporting Youth Entrepreneurs and Leaders Through Movements

The Graca Machel Trust hosted a gathering of youth support organizations from across Africa exploring how to build impactful support structures for youth. In our view, parents, educators and passionate…

Youth Towards Growth Sectors: Where opportunities for youth lie across Africa

What sectors of business create the most opportunities for youth to engage in? This is an important but tricky question to explore as an individual who may want to better…

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…

African Leadership Academy’s Big Plan for Very Young Entrepreneurs

In this Video,  ALA’s VP of Global Programs, Josh Adler, shares ALA’s vision for developing young African entrepreneurs at the ALA Decennial Celebrations. Josh Adler (Vice President, Global Programs, ALA)…

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,…

Identifying the right users before scaling

Lessons from Alain Nteff, African healthtech entrepreneur Gifted Mom: Tackling maternal and child mortality through mobile technology Each year in Africa, a quarter of a million women die of pregnancy related…

Supporting Young Entrepreneurs: What Works? Youth Business International

Commissioned by Youth Business International & EY, this report highlights 10 key lessons in what works in supporting young entrepreneurs. It highlights imperatives such as financing, training, mentoring, gender equity…

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