Youth Economic Forum director for executive engagement Trish Tatenda Hakata has won the Tony Elumelu foundation Grant for young entreprenuers.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is set to empower over 3,500 young African entrepreneurs in collaboration with global partners.

The foundation’s $100 million Entrepreneurship Programme, launched in 2015 to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs over 10 years, is now entering its seventh year and has empowered to date, over 9,000 young African entrepreneurs from 54 African countries.

She is a personal development guide and trainer who describes herself as a “projector”. In 2015, Trish was awarded the Leadership, Personal Effectiveness and Entrepreneurship Awards by the University of Zimbabwe Students affairs.

She Founded the ‘Go-Getter Movement’ an organisation that challenges and helps individuals to assertively use their untapped yet unique potential to effect change and growth in their lives and community.

She is also the Co-Founder & Project Director of Campus Community Foundation, that proffers solutions for challenges faced by university students all over Zimbabwe through specific projects such as the Mentorship Programme, which was endorsed by the government of Zimbabwe and adopted at the AU summit in 2017.