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Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established in October 2017 …

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MasterCard Foundation Invests $500 million to Educate Next Generation of African Leaders

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is delighted to announce MasterCard Foundation Scholarship commencing in January 2019. This scholarship is available for high achieving African students interested in studying at the undergraduate or postgraduate levels. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and …

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Africa Innovation Summit Announces Top 50 Innovations

The Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) today announced the innovators selected from across the continent to exhibit their solutions at the forum, which will take place from 6 to 8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the esteemed patronage of His Excellences President Paul Kagame and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde and 2011 Mo Ibrahim Laureate). …

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Win €25,000: Apply for the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

Applications for the 8th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East are now being accepted. This prize, awarded by Orange, rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East in fields such as education, healthcare, farming, mobile payments or sustainable …

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Meet Winners of the Orange Social Venture Prize for Africa and the Middle East

For the seventh year in a row, the Orange Group recognizes innovative projects that further development within the region. The objective of the prize is to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives that use new technologies to meet the needs of people in Africa and the Middle East. Open from February to June 2017, the call for applications received …

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Win 25,000 euros: Apply for the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

Applications for the 7th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East (OSVPAM) are now being accepted. As in previous years, the OSVPAM will be awarded to innovative projects which make use of information and communication technologies to improve living conditions for the people of Africa and the Middle East in fields …

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Meet the Winners of the Orange Social Venture Prize for Africa and the Middle East

For the sixth year in a row, the Orange Group recognizes innovative projects that further development within the region. The objective of the prize is to stimulate entrepreneurial initiatives that use new technologies to meet the needs of people in Africa and the Middle East. More than 750 candidates responded to the call for projects, which …

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Win 25,000 Euros: Apply – Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa

The Orange Social Venture Prize, which aims to encourage startups that use innovation to fuel development on the African continent, is being extended to the Middle East and, this year, includes a Special Cultural Content Prize. In its 6 years of existence, the Orange Social Venture Prize has been exceedingly successful, with some 2,600 projects received. …

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