The Africa Business Fellowship is a partnership between Econet, African Leadership Network (ALN), and Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT). The program will match young American business professionals with paid 6-month placements in African companies.
Its purpose is to strengthen relationships between the African and American business communities and provide future American business leaders with the hands-on experience they need to truly understand business in Africa.
The Africa Business Fellowship is an unparalleled opportunity for American professionals to gain invaluable insight and hands-on experience in African businesses. The ABF will develop high-potential American business professionals into leaders who have a sophisticated understanding of how business is done in Africa. In the long run, it will transform business relations between the United States and Africa.
What they look for
Innovative and driven professionals who have a deep passion for learning about business in Africa.
An MBA and/or extensive business experience.
Different business backgrounds, such as consulting, finance, strategy, general management, marketing, and/or entrepreneurship.
People who demonstrate a genuine interest in African business.
As part of the program, fellows will receive a living stipend, housing, health insurance, assistance with visa applications, and additional support.