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Mastercard Foundation & EdVentures Launch EdTech Fellowship

EdVentures, the investment arm of Nahdet Misr Group, has signed a five-year agreement with the Mastercard Foundation to launch the Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship in Egypt. This project aims to revolutionize the African EdTech sector through digital innovation, inclusivity, and...

Trace and the Mastercard Foundation Launch Free Learning App for Young Africans

On Thursday, Trace and the Mastercard Foundation launched Trace Academia, a free-to-use, interactive, mobile-based learning application that aims to enable 26 million young Africans to acquire on-demand, market-relevant skills. Trace Academia is available on Android and iOS and has already...

Mastercard Enables 3 Million Young People in Uganda to Access Work Opportunities

The Mastercard Foundation has launched its Young Africa Works strategy in Uganda which has set a goal to enable more than 3 million young people in the country to access dignified and fulfilling work opportunities by 2030. Under Young...

Mastercard Foundation Partners with USIU-Africa to Expand Higher Education Access in Africa

USIU-Africa and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to enable 1,000 high-performing students to receive a quality education and leadership development over the next 10 years under the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Programme. The partnership provides scholarships for high potential students facing...

Mastercard Foundation to bring 3 million employment opportunities to Ghana

The Mastercard Foundation - founded in 2006 by global financial services company, Mastercard - announced the launch of a new initiative set to begin in Ghana aims to enable three million young people to access 'dignified and fulfilling' work...

Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

Founders of Nigeria's digital content distribution platform Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, have been invited by the Mastercard Foundation to participate in its Young Africa Works Summit, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on October 17 and...

Young, African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize program which is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation has just launched the call for 2019 applications. The prize is looking for Africa's most innovative social and business entrepreneurs between the ages of 15...

Mastercard announces new fund to Seed young African leaders

The Mastercard Foundation today announced a new fund that will enable young changemakers to seed and kick-start promising social ventures and community projects, creating economic opportunities for themselves and others. Over the next two years, the Foundation will dedicate US$2M for...

How data-driven short-term loans to informal merchants can drive financial inclusion

In sub-Saharan Africa, the informal retail sector currently makes up a staggering 38% of GDP. For banks and other financial sector players, this is a number that simply cannot be ignored – particularly when one considers that informal merchants...
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