The Africa Business Fellowship is a new initiative matching American professionals with African businesses. An initiative of ALN, Econet, and MLT, the ABF focuses on Africa’s contributions to the global economy and represents a radically different approach to intercultural exchange.
The ABF has been profiled by Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal and has been endorsed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, African Development Bank President Dr. Donald Kaberuka, and many other high-profile African and American leaders.
Placement companies include top African-led companies, including the Dangote Group, Econet, Safaricom, and more. The fellowship application will open in July 2015 for placements beginning mid-2016. For more information, visit the ABF website.
Watch the official launch of the ABF by Strive Masiwiya of Econet, made at the Milken Institute Global Conference on April 28, 2015: