JASIRI

We support entrepreneurs from idea generation to venture creation

Overview

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Rwanda Muhanga, Kigali, Rwanda
Kenya, Rwanda
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

ABOUT JASIRI

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.


Vision

An empowered, prosperous, productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope.

Mission

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
Rwanda is the regional hub of JASIRI and candidates will initially be selected from Rwanda and Kenya.

KENYA
JASIRI’s work is situated within the context of the country, economy and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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