JASIRI is supported by the Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy. Allan Gray founded an investment management firm of the same name in 1973. Allan Gray’s client-centric, long-term investment approach has seen the company grow into one of the largest of its kind on the continent. Recently, the Gray family endowed their controlling interest in the firm to the Allan & Gill Gray Foundation in order to make a positive contribution to the common good. The Philanthropy is convinced that the biggest challenge facing the continent is youth unemployment, and that focused support of entrepreneurship will have the greatest leverage for ensuring meaningful employment. The Philanthropy, therefore, intends to pursue a long-term strategy of developing exceptional and responsible entrepreneurs.
An empowered, prosperous, productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope.
We attack poverty by investing in, nurturing and empowering responsible entrepreneurs and leaders who benefit society by helping to accelerate meaningful employment creation while embodying the values and behaviors of ethical leadership.
Our Regional Hubs
Rwanda is the regional hub of JASIRI and candidates will initially be selected from Rwanda and Kenya.
JASIRI’s work is situated within the context of the country, economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Talent Investor Program
Identifies, selects and guides highly driven founders.
- Past Program
JASIRI Growth Accelerator
Catalysing High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Africa.
- Past Program
JASIRI Talent Investor
Catalysing High-Impact Entrepreneurship in Africa