The Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity is a seven-year, US$ 126 million fund that aims to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the agriculture, climate adaptation and digital economy sectors in 20 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The main objective of the Fund is to unlock enterprise growth and catalyze, scale-up and sustain the creation of dignified and fulfilling work opportunities for young women and men, young people with disabilities and refugee youth.


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Interventions

The Fund for Resilience and Prosperity aims to address a broad spectrum of SME-specific challenges as well as macro issues using four interventions:

Challenge Fund

Connect Fund

Technical Assistance

Convening and Influencing

Thematic Sectors

The Fund has a focus on SMEs that are implementing their solutions in three key sectors; agriculture, climate adaptation and digital economy.

Each of these will have calls for proposals that SMEs can apply to for a chance to be selected as Fund participants.
 

Agriculture

Climate Adaptation

Digital Economy

News and Events

As part of its awareness creation and learning objectives, the Fund participates in a number of SME and youth-related conferences and forums. In addition, the Fund organizes events, workshops, webinars and other convenings aimed at sharing information on Fund interventions and opportunities with stakeholders and applicants.   
 

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Partners

The Mastercard Foundation is working with partners to implement this seven-year program. The Fund Manager for the Mastercard Foundation Fund for Resilience and Prosperity is KPMG Development Services Limited in partnership with Triple Line Consulting, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Partner.