The Pan African Awards for Entrepreneurship in Education is an annual competition, initiated in 2007 by Teach a Man to Fish (TAMTF) together with TSF, its aimed at recognising and rewarding organisations harnessing entrepreneurship to inspire and enable young people in Africa.
The format of the competition begins with online applications on the TAMTF website. Volunteer judges are recruited for two rounds of judging from the international development and/or business sectors (UN volunteers, people working in development in Africa, people from the business community). A shortlist of 50 is announced publicly, followed by the submission of a final shortlist of six organisations is sent to the PAA Judging panel.
Ten “partner” organisations are also judged by the School Enterprise Challenge global team in the UK to select the winner of the Future Partner Prize. Cash prizes are awarded to an overall winner, two runners up and one future partner for Tam2F. The Awards also include an expenses paid trip to participate in the Tam2F conference. From 2019 on, an additional objective will be to increase the visibility of PAA and create greater impact for winners.