Netflix and UNESCO’s African Folktales, Reimagined Short Film Competition 2022

Netflix has partnered with UNESCO to launch a short film competition, “African Folktales, Reimagined,” to find the bravest, wittiest, and most surprising retellings of some of Africa’s most-loved folktales. Folktales have always played an important role in the heritage of a culture, passing down values, knowledge, and customs from one generation to the next. The

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The African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship 2021

The African Union is looking to identify and deploy highly competent tech innovators within the African continent to organs within the African Union Headquarters and organs as ‘resident fellows’ to understand the system within those organs; identify challenges within the system and propose solutions to these challenges. The African Union Digital and Innovation Fellowship The

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The Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2021

Ecobank is challenging Africa’s new generation of entrepreneurs to find lasting solutions to the continent’s most pressing banking issues. Applications for this year’s Ecobank Fintech Challenge are now open! Ecobank, whose official name is Ecobank Transnational Inc., is a pan-African banking conglomerate, with banking operations in 36 African countries. It is the leading independent regional

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The Google for Startups Black Founders Fund Africa 2021 (Win Up to $100,000)

Between 2020 and 2021, more African companies completed more funding rounds than in any prior year, with transactions rising by almost 50%. While remarkable, this achievement is not translating to the same level of success for Black founders on the continent. Research shows that African founded startups find it difficult to secure financial support, and are faced

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A Report on Supporting Small-Scale Youth Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa

In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, the Youth Think Tank is a youth-led research network. It trains and mentors young people to conduct research, collect evidence, and document youth needs, challenges, and aspirations.  Supporting Small-Scale Entrepreneurs In 2020 the Youth Think Tank developed research asking the question “how can development practitioners, policymakers, and academics better support small-scale

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