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First Lady launches NBSSI and Mastercard Foundation Young Africa Works initiative

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Wednesday launched the Young Africa Works partnership between the Mastercard Foundation and the National Board for Small Scale Industries...

IIA and the Mastercard Foundation join forces to support MSMEs

Invest In Africa (IIA), an enterprise that accelerates the growth of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa, has partnered the Mastercard Foundation...

MasterCard to offer free IT skills training to unemployed graduates in Ho

Unemployed graduates in Ho would soon benefit from a free web development-training programme organised by the Ghana Tech Lab’s Ho Node Hub. The programme, funded...

More than 690,000 young people to benefit from COVID-19 recovery programme

Over 692,000 young people are set to benefit from the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Programme (CoRe)launched by the Springboard Road Show in partnership with...
Mrs Kosi A Yankey Ayeh Executive Director Nbssi

NBSSI and Mastercard Foundation mark Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises day

Panelists at an event to mark the UN Day for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) have urged entrepreneurs to plan into the future...
Digital Skills Assessment Tool

Soronko Academy Launches Digital Skills Assessment Tool In Partnership With Mastercard Foundation

Platform to include COVID-19 assessment to test user knowledge and preparedness on the disease •First of its kind in Ghana, My Digital Skills, will...
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NBSSI/Mastercard Foundation supports businesses

The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) partners Mastercard Foundation, to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and start-ups in Ghana during...

Access Bank equips women with a new insurance embedded savings product

In line with its commitment to financial inclusion, Access Bank Ghana has introduced an innovative savings product known as – “LIVE B3TA”, targeted at...

NBSSI and Mastercard Foundation enter into GHC 78 million partnership

The Mastercard Foundation and National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) has entered into a GHC 78 million three-year partnership to increase...

Strategic partnership to increase job opportunities for 30,000 Rwandan youth

Rwanda Development Board has announced a strategic partnership with the Mastercard Foundation under the Hanga Ahazaza initiative at a World Tourism Day event. The...

MasterCard Foundation Assists Entrepreneurship Training for Intellectuals

CAMFED Ghana, with the National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI), has organised a four-day training programme to empower some 300 scholars of the...

Mastercard Foundation to support young leaders with USD$2M fund

The Mastercard Foundation has announced a new fund that will enable young change-makers to seed and kick-start promising social ventures and community projects, creating...

Cocobod Strengthens Partnership With Solidaridad To Support Cocoa Initiatives In Ghana

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and Solidaridad West Africa have strengthened their partnership to implement and support cocoa initiatives and programmes in Ghana. The...

KNUST Students Join Campaign To Save Lives

Students at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) benefitting from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars’ Programme, have joined the campaign to save...

Mastercard Foundation Highlights Best Practices In Financial Services

The Mastercard Foundation has presented its third annual Clients at the Centre Prize to Jumo, the South African-based company as a large-scale, low-cost financial...
Madam Ann Miles

The Level Of Financial Inclusion in Africa Is Inappreciable – Ann Miles

The Director of MasterCard Foundation on Financial Inclusion, Madam Ann Miles has said, the level of financial inclusion in countries in the sub-Saharan Africa...

Mastercard Foundation To Deepen Financial Inclusion

The Mastercard Foundation has announced its fifth annual and largest Symposium on Financial Inclusion (SoFI) to take place in Accra, on November 7 to...
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Mastercard Foundation Announce the Opening of the 5th Annual Symposium

The Mastercard Foundation today announced that its fifth annual and largest Symposium on Financial Inclusion (SoFI) will take place in Accra, Ghana, on November...

Banco Letshego’s “LetsGo BlueBox” wins MasterCard Foundation funding

Letshego Financial Services Mozambique (“Banco Letshego”) has been awarded USD 1 million of grant funding for its unique LetsGo BlueBox agency banking model after...

Mastercard Foundation announces three new board members

The MasterCard Foundation has announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors. They include Zein Abdalla, former President of PepsiCo,...

AgriFood Youth to increase youth employment in Nigeria

The MasterCard Foundation is partnering with Michigan State University (MSU) for the AgriFood Youth Opportunity Lab, a five-year, $13 million collaboration. This partnership will support...
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West Africa: Root Capital & MasterCard improve 300,000 farmers income

Impact investing pioneer Root Capital announced today at the African Green Revolution Forum a new partnership with The MasterCard Foundation that will help raise...

Report: Youth In East Africa Seek Greater Voice In Future

At a launch organized by Restless Development in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, the 15 members of the Youth Think Tank revealed findings from...

MasterCard Foundation Supports Smallholder Farmers With US$15-million Grant

The deal, signed by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with Kenya Commercial Bank Group would facilitate the implementation...

KNUST to give scholarships to needy students

The 10-year programme, targeting students from less-endowed second-cycle institutions, is to help assist more than 700 beneficiaries across the nation to develop their educational...

Two NGOs to train 23,700 youth

Global Communities and MasterCard Foundation both Non Governmental Organisations, are embarking on the training which would train 23,700 youth in two other regions. The two...

Mastercard Foundation, Finmark Trust and CENFRI put up data facility project

The MasterCard Foundation today announced a five-year, $US9.6 million partnership with FinMark Trust and Cenfri of South Africa to launch and support a data...

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme opens in Accra

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Programme Annual Learning Summit, opened in Accra on Thursday to provide a platform for stakeholders to discuss key issues that...

Rwanda, Dutch firm ink deal to boost job creation

Rwanda has signed a cooperation agreement with a Dutch company aims at creating employment opportunities for about 4,000 young Rwandans. The deal that was...

Kenya looks at avenues to branch into industrialization

The Kenyan government said on Wednesday it has developed a raft of measures aimed at driving industrialization as well as tackling youth unemployment. Industrialization and...