Anzisha Prize Tour

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 22 Mar 2012
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The Anzisha Prize Tour is on a continent-wide search for Africa’s rising young innovators. African Leadership Academy Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership will be hosting interactive information sessions across the African continent. Centre director Jamila Payne and Anzisha Prize program manager Chi Achebe will be conducting information sessions throughout March and April. To register, send your name, age, gender, email address, and session time of interest via online form on or email [email protected]. Register now, attendance is free but space is limited.

Upcoming dates: Saturday March 17th 10am and 1pm - Lagos Nigeria, Wennovation Hub – Obasa Road off Oba-Akran Avenue, Ikeja Monday March 26th 12pm – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Commission for Science & Technology – Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road Wednesday March 28th 4pm – Nairobi, Kenya, iHub - Upper Hill Estate, 4th floor, Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong Road

The Anzisha Prize is a continent-wide youth innovation competition that promotes entrepreneurial projects amongst young people (age 15-20) in Africa. Finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to the African Leadership Academy campus in Honeydew, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a week long entrepreneurship conference. Grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share $75,000 USD in cash prizes. This year, there will also be a special $10,000 award given to an Anzisha finalist with a renewable energy related project, courtesy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Donor Circle for Africa.

The Anzisha Prize is now accepting applications. Visit to download the application form and review submission instructions. Application deadline is May 1, 2012. Early submissions are highly encouraged.

About the Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize is managed out of African Leadership Academy’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership, which was established through a $1.6 million multi-year partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. Through the Anzisha Prize, we seek to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship among youth across the continent. For more information visit

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