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Twelve African EdTech Companies Named as First Fellows at Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT
The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) today announced the first cohort of 12 EdTech Fellows, companies that will benefit from the Centre’s support to expand their operations and improve secondary teaching and learning across the continent.
New Partnership to Tackle Education Barriers for Indigenous Youth and Support Economic Opportunities
A unique and innovative partnership between the Blackfoot Confederacy, the University of Lethbridge and the Mastercard Foundation will support and enable Indigenous youth to achieve their goals and become leaders in their communities.
10 Million Young People to Access Dignified and Fulfilling Work Opportunities in Ethiopia
The Mastercard Foundation announced Young Africa Works in Ethiopia, an initiative that seeks to create employment opportunities for the youth in partnership with Ethiopia’s Jobs Creation Commission (JCC).
Adea’s Annual Policy Dialogue Forum Highlights the Opportunity of Secondary Education in Africa to Prepare Youth for the Future of Work
Reforming secondary education in Africa by enhancing the teaching profession, quality learning and 21st century skills provision, and embracing innovation and information and communication technology (ICT)
Three More Projects Focused on Financial Inclusion to Receive Nearly US$3 Million from the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity
The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) today announced that three companies from Burundi, Malawi, and Uganda will receive a total of US$2,808,295 to support projects that expand financial inclusion in rural Africa.
Mastercard Foundation Announces New Fund to Seed Young African Leaders’ Social Ventures
Over the next two years, the Foundation will dedicate US$2M for a pilot project that will expand Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ capacity to exercise transformative leadership by putting their social and entrepreneurial ideas into action.
Young Women Shine at the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards
The Mastercard Foundation and African Leadership Academy are thrilled to announce that 22-year-old healthcare entrepreneur Melissa Bime has won the US$25,000 Grand Prize at the 8thannual Anzisha Prize awards gala.
Habitat for Humanity Finds Housing Microfinance Helps Improve Living Conditions
A new report from Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter shows that low-income people in Kenya who obtain innovative microfinance loans to improve their housing also experience a significant increase in their quality of life.
Nine new projects focused on financial inclusion to receive more than US$9 million from the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity
The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity (FRP) today announced that nine companies from seven countries will receive more than US$9 million to support projects that expand financial inclusion in rural Africa.
From Financial Inclusion to Employment: Four Ways Superplatforms Will Shape Africa’s Future
We discuss four mechanisms by which the arrival of superplatforms in Africa is likely to have a significant positive effect on financial inclusion, small business and employment for African young adults in the future.