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African Private Equity Fellowship 2024 for Investment Professionals – Opportunities For Africans

Application Deadline: July 24, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 African Private Equity Fellowship Program. The African Private Equity Fellowship, a 6-month executive program designed to provide training and networking opportunities for talented investors in Africa!

Proparco is a subsidiary of Agence Française de Développement (AFD Group) dedicated to the private sector, and has been working for over 40 years to promote sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Under the French initiative Choose Africa, fulfilling France’s commitment to support African entrepreneurship, AFD Group makes all its tools available to African start-ups, microenterprises and MSMEs to finance and assist them at the various stages of their development, particularly through local partners supported by the Group.


The program is open to investment professionals, from the whole African continent and promote synergies between regions. We will pay particular attention to achieving gender parity in the program.

Applicants will be selected according to these criteria:

  • Already working in PE / VC / Private Debt (or working in Finance and willing to initiate your career in those sectors)
  • Working with the African continent
  • English-speaking (fluent)
  • Have 2 to 6 years of experience in PE / VC / Private Debt
  • Available to attend the program : approximately 2/3 hours per week

Topics covered during the Fellowship include :

  • Major trends in private equity in Africa
  • Macro risk management
  • Financing/debt: focus on private credit in Africa
  • The strong growth of Venture Capital in Africa
  • ESG in private equity in Africa
  • Sector focus: Infrastructure Energy, Telco/FinTech, Healthcare, Agri-food etc.
  • Regional focus: East & South Asia, MENA, West Africa etc.

At the end of the Fellowship, participants will join our growing community of next-generation African Investors.

Your commitment

  • The program is designed for active professionals, with mandatory webinars every two weeks after working hours. The Fellowship is 100% online and totally free of charge.
  • 2-3 hours per week max, over a 6 months period. This includes both synchronous (mandatory) webinars and asynchronous times (optional MOOC, mentorship etc..).
  • Commitment and rigour are expected from the Fellows, with regard to the quality of the stakeholders involved in the programme.

Application Process

  • Applications for the third cohort, starting in Fall 2024, are now open!
  • Applications for the third cohortstarting in Fall 2024, will close on July 24, 2024

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Private Equity Fellowship

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