A new MBA scholarship that is designed to empower high-potential African women has been launched by Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. The aim is for the women to engage in the economic development of the continent. The Adara Foundation, in partnership with Oxford University, will fund a full scholarship for a female MBA candidate from Africa for three years. The foundation is a Nigeria-based, nonprofit social enterprise which focuses on empowering women and advancing education in Africa. “Throughout Africa, women’s lower education levels limit their ability to contribute more meaningfully to socio-economic development. Initiatives like this are important, as education is one of the most crucial areas of empowerment for women,” says Yvonne Ike, founder of the foundation. The scholarship, open to female candidates of any African nationality, covers the full MBA programme fee and living expenses. Candidates must commit to return to their home country upon completion of the one-...

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