The Power of Baobab is in Our Network

Welcome to Baobab! Baobab is a social, professional, learning community for young African leaders, participants and alumni of Mastercard Foundation programs.

mastercard foundation and BAOBAB

The Power of Baobab is in Our Network

Welcome to Baobab! Baobab is a social, professional, learning community for young African leaders, participants and alumni of Mastercard Foundation programs.

Baobab offers:

Opportunities

Baobab’s unique African-focused Opportunities board provides curated career selections from around the world.

Professional Development

Sharpen your skills with our growing catalog of courses and professional development events.

Mentorship

Baobab offers mentorship opportunities and hosts industry experts who answer trending questions for young African leaders.

Networking

Join a growing community of like-minded young African leaders who share your interests, passions and experiences.

How can Baobab help me?

The Baobab platform brings together a long list of professional development courses in Transformative Leadership, entrepreneurship, hard and soft skills for the workforce. The platform offers access to experts providing advice and mentorship not found on other social and professional networks. Additionally, unique work, scholarship, internship and funding opportunities are curated exclusively for the community.

If you’re a young African leader, participant or alumni of Mastercard Foundation programs, join now.

Watch this video to see how members have discovered opportunities through Baobab.

  • Opportunities

    Looking for a job, internship, funding or scholarship? Baobab's crowd-sourced Opportunities board provides curated career selections from around the world. Community members and employers as well as Mastercard Foundation partners share unique African-focused opportunities to make the platform your professional destination of choice.

  • Professional Development

    Baobab has a growing catalog of courses designed to provide you with the tools that guide your professional and personal development. Selected courses also award certification on completion from respected institutions.

  • Mentorship

    Baobab offers both group and individual mentorship opportunities to help you reach your goals and achieve impact across Africa. In addition, Baobab hosts regular Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions where alumni, industry experts, people from the Mastercard Foundation and others answer questions that are top of mind for young African leaders.

  • Networking and Collaboration

    Through Baobab's social feed, chat groups and live events, you can network and collaborate with other community members who share similar interests, passions and experiences related to leadership and giving back to your communities in Africa.

Scroll for more
arrow right

What is Baobab?

Baobab is an exciting and ever-changing social, professional and learning environment. New courses, interesting blogs and podcasts plus events, job, scholarship and internship opportunities are posted frequently. Be sure to check the feed often to keep abreast of what's happening in the Baobab community.

Baobab Opportunities


Baobab Ambassadors

Ambassador page

Ambassadors advocate for Baobab by proactively using their social influence to increase awareness and drive action. They seek to increase the number of Mastercard Foundation participants and alumni who believe in the value of the platform, ultimately increasing the number of young African leaders on Baobab.

To become a Baobab ambassador, you need to be active within the Mastercard Foundation partner network, both on and off Baobab. To learn more about Baobab, go to our ambassador page and meet over 60 young African ambassadors from across the globe.