MasterCard Foundation Economic Opportunities for Youth in Africa

Deadline: March 5, 2014

The MasterCard Foundation is pleased to request for proposals from interested and qualified as part of their new Economic Opportunities for Youth Strategy. MasterCard Foundation has been an innovator and a major funder focused on the transition of young people into the workforce. The Economic Opportunities for Youth strategy aims to improve the capacity of young men and women to find quality employment, grow their businesses, access finance and expand the opportunities available to them.


  • The Foundation is inviting non-governmental organizations, financial service providers, as well as private sector and academic institutions to present collaborative models that will enable disadvantaged youth to build successful livelihoods.
  • The areas of focus for this round will be in the agriculture/agribusiness sector in Ghana and Uganda, as well as the construction sector in Ghana.
  • The MasterCard Foundation is also committed to the principle of youth engagement and is seeking proposals that will demonstrate youth involvement in program design, implementation and evaluation.

Interested and qualified parties can review the Request for Proposals and are invited to submit an Expression of Interest by email to [email protected]

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