LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program for Young Business & Development Professionals

Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program

Course(s) Offered: Business, Development, etc
Course Level: Training fellowship
Provider: LDI Africa
Country to Study in: Africa

Scholarship Description
The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP) (Africa Fellowship) provides hands-on service opportunities for young business and development professionals from around the world at Africa’s leading for-profit and nonprofit firms.

By creating pro bono consulting opportunities for skilled professionals in Africa and the US, LDI Africa fellowship programs strengthens an entrepreneurial eco-system that positions African emerging businesses on the path of sustainable growth and scale.

The EIFP Program is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale.

Who are Emerging Institution Fellows?
Fellows come to the EIFP with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. However, all fellows are required to have an undergraduate degree, a commitment to excellence, and be fluent in English. Host organizations may also designate other specific skill requirements for their Fellows.

Other requirements include:
  • Two to ten years of professional experience
  • Early to mid-level professional with interest in/familiarity with emerging markets
  • Professional background in business, management consulting, strategy, finance, and social enterprise and international development.
Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
LDI Africa

Fields of study
The program is not an internship program and is best suited for professionals, not students. You are encouraged to apply after you have completed your entire course work.

Number of awards
Not specified by provider

Sponsorship duration
The EIFP typically lasts up to 12 months, and as a result, the program seeks Fellows who are able to fully commit this time to the program.

Scholarship benefits
LDI Africa through its EIFP recruits organizations that are doing excellent work particularly in the financial and investment industries across Africa. Partners range from mid-level to large global institutions; with capital investment of $200,000 and above.

While working with their organization, Fellows enjoy the following benefits and more;
  • Experience the growth of Africa’s most innovative businesses
  • Direct exposure to emerging markets
  • Paid positions, housing and travel
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Potential consulting, employment and seed capital investment after fellowship
  • Access to the global LDI Africa network
Method of Application
Apply to the Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program HERE. It is important to read the FAQs and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information before you apply to this award.

Applications open October 1, 2019 and close on November 15, 2019

Landmark Development Initiative (LDI) Africa builds the capacity of African corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations to compete in the global marketplace through the service of skilled volunteers. Headquartered in Washington D.C and working all across Africa, LDI Africa deploys the talents of young African diaspora and professionals from all over the world to nonprofits and businesses that are struggling to attract skilled professionals.

Unlike other programs, LDI Africa provides aspiring professionals around the world with the desired platform to deploy their unique skills and overseas experience to help turnaround businesses, schools, profit and nonprofit organizations in Africa. It also provides through its Africa-US program the unique opportunity for Fellows to be placed at premier US businesses or social enterprises, provided funding, mentorship and the platform to export their products and services to the US after the fellowship.

Application Deadline: 31 November 2019
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: List of Fellowships for International Scholars

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