The Mastercard Foundation, MEDA and a consortium of partners have launched the Mastercard Foundation Africa Growth Fund (the Fund), a new Fund of Funds investing in gender-lens investment vehicles across Sub-Saharan Africa with a focus on first-time and emerging fund managers. The initiative catalyzes and accelerates the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Africa, with the goal of creating work opportunities for young people – particularly young women – and building long-term economic resilience on the continent. The MFAGF works with partners across the region to deliver access to capital and non-financial resources to support investment vehicles that have a high potential for job creation through their investment in entrepreneurs and emerging businesses. The initiative also includes a significant Business Development Services platform that benefits both SMEs and investment vehicles.

Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) is the Fund Advisor for the Fund, responsible for sourcing, assessing and supporting the pipeline of candidates.

Please answer the following questions to the best of your abilities. Please note that we will not respond to incomplete applications nor to applications made by organisations other than investment vehicles. The Fund invests in funds/investment vehicles, and does not invest in SMEs, therefore SME applications will not be considered.

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* 1. Are you an entrepreneur, student, SME (Small or Medium Enterprise) or Startup owner ?  
(Please note that this category does not include Investment Vehicles (regardless of the structure) or fund managers.)

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