Baobab Summit 2022

A Decade of Impact

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The Baobab Summit is a gathering of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, where our Scholars, Alumni and partners come together to connect, co-create, share, learn and reflect.

This year, the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program marks its decennial at the Baobab Summit: Scholars@10 Edition, in celebration of a Decade of Transformative Impact and Learning. As our first in-person convening in more than two years, we are excited to reconnect.


Baobab Summit 2022 Arrivals

While this year’s Baobab Summit remains true to its intent to foster connection, build community, and equip Scholars with the skills and knowledge they need to drive change and grow as leaders, we will also use the opportunity to take a trip down memory lane – reflecting on the impact of the program, its values, and how it has evolved. In addition, we will look to the future. The Baobab Summit will also feature the Social Venture Challenge, performances from Speak Your Mind winners, and the Scholars flag waving ceremony.

Watch highlights of the Summit here.



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