Youth unemployment in Africa is critical. As a result of COVID-19, millions more jobs have been lost. As a way of surviving the crisis, can you generate your own job which you care passionately about? have you considered entrepreneurship as a career option?
According to the African Development Bank, 22-27% of Africa's working-age population are starting enterprises. This is the highest entrepreneurship rate in the world!
You already have the key ingredient you need to be a successful entrepreneur – your creativity and imagination. Combined with new digital and communication technology, you have a competitive advantage over large corporations and stand a real chance of success.
In less than 1,000 words, describe your best business or nonprofit enterprise idea and enter it into MASK Innovation Awards. If you wish, add pictures and videos to help our judges better visualise your idea.
Your ideas will be judged on their creativity and innovation. That is - how original, new, inventive and groundbreaking they are.
These ten questions can help you to think about your business plan:
If you have any questions about any of the above, please let us know, and our team will be happy to help! Contact
Afterwards, choose to download and fill-in your free MASK Awards Participation Certificate to use as a reference for future school/job applications.
Dream big. Be brave. Push boundaries. Remember, with creative thinking there is no idea that is ‘too wild’, ‘absurd’, or ‘impossible’.
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