Africa Business Fellowship United States


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 3-6-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 organisation's programmes are also delivered outside of Africa.


Name of Primary Programme
Africa Business Fellowship
African country or countries of programme delivery
Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria
Organisation website
Programme Funders
Region of programme delivery
West Africa, Central Africa, South West Africa, South East Africa, Southern Africa
Programme Contact email
Corporate funders
ECONNET, Safaricom; Dangote;, Orbit; Printivo; Intex construction; Atlasmara; Kuramo Capital
Are programmes continuing?
Country of operation
United States
Region from which participants are selected
Globally, Various
Telephone Number
+1 202-751-2330
Organisation Name
Africa Business Fellowship

Leadership organisation location

7201 Wisconsin Ave #400, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA
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About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.