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The 2020 Africa Business Heroes prize competition, a program established by the Jack Ma Foundation has shortlisted top 50 finalists from across Africa. Jason Pau, Senior Advisor for International Programs, Jack Ma Foundation shares more on the competition and the role of philanthropy in reviving a pandemic-hit entrepreneurship sector on the continent.
As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were announced on the continent, The Jack Ma Foundation was one of the first responders in providing PPE aid support to all African countries. Jean Pau a Senior Advisor for International Programs at Jack Ma Foundation spoke to CNBC Africa's Armold Kwizera on the philanthropic decisions of the foundation.
The Jack Ma Foundation was one of the first respondents in helping Africa with the necessary PPEs and testing kits after the first COVID-19 cases were confirmed on the continent, but why was this important to the organisation? CNBC Africa spoke to Zahra Baitie, Partnerships and Program Manager at the Jack Ma Foundation Africaprenuer Initiative for more.
This past weekend in Accra, Ghana – the awarding ceremony for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative by the Jack Ma Foundation took place and among the ten winners, two were Rwandan women. Social entrepreneur, Christelle Kwizera walked away with 3rd place and $100,000 for her company, Water Access Rwanda; she joins CNBC Africa to share her experience and what her next step will be.