February 16, 2012

2012 Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a young African leader?
Have you solved a problem in your community?
Then the Anzisha Prize is for you!
The Anzisha Prize is the premier award for African leaders aged 15-20 who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to challenges facing their communities.
The Prize recognizes young people whose passion for Africa drives them to design and develop projects that transform their communities and the continent. The Anzisha Prize is an initiative of the African Leadership Academy in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.

Fifteen finalists from across Africa will win an all-expense paid trip to South Africa to be part of a week-long entrepreneurship conference at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg. The grand prize winners will share prizes worth $75,000, to take their projects to new heights.

Each applicant would be judged by the following:

Impact:        applicant's efforts have a demonstrated, measurable and positive
Ingenuity:    applicant takes a new and better approach to a pressing problem in 
                     his or her community.
Scalability:  applicant's solution has the potential to be replicated in communities 
                     facing similar challenges.

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2012, but early submissions are highly encouraged.

Visit the Anzisha Prize Website for more information.

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