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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.

Think Like a Parent, Act Like a Coach

Nolizwe Mhlaba leads the Anzisha Prize’s work to support the individuals who are likely to wield the most influence over young people’s decisions to pursue entrepreneurship: teachers and parents. In…

The Anzisha Scenario – A future where students of high potential choose entrepreneurship as a career

The term “4th Industrial Revolution” has come to embody the conversation around the future of supply-side of the jobs debate -skills and education. We hope to drive new research, discussion and policy around the demand-side of employment by deeply exploring entrepreneurship as a career -particularly for students of high potential.

Anzisha Fellow joins world’s biggest Start-up incubator Station F

By Dolapo Adeyanju Matina Razafimahefa, a 23-year-old Anzisha Fellow and the CEO of Sayna – an innovative EdTech venture in Madagascar-was selected for this year’s Station F incubator. Sayna sources, trains, and produces highly equipped young Africans in industry-specific digital…

Very young social entrepreneurs – critical agents of change for Africa’s growth

By Neil Butcher and Associates African populations are rapidly increasing in numbers. This means that these populations are getting younger and that existing challenges, such as unemployment, are also likely…

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…

Dreams Constrained by Capital: Nozipho Mbwanja’s insights into Morocco’s Young Entrepreneurs

Award-winning broadcaster Nozipho Mbwanja, winner of the Anzisha Prize’s 2017 Media Award, has gained renown as an advocate for the inclusion of youth and women in the African economy. Ever in…

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…

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.

How these young African businesspeople boost profits through value addition

Here are five young entrepreneurs who are gaining a greater share of the value chain through manufacturing and processing activities.

Meet four young business people pursuing their passions in Nigeria

A whopping 148 young Nigerians applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize this year – by far the most number of entries from any country. Here is a taste of some of the applicants.

The Anzisha Prize: Combating the challenges facing young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in Africa typically face a wide variety of challenges, most notably access to finances, investor confidence and lack of infrastructure. But for the continent’s youngest entrepreneurs, these challenges are even more severe.

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