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Professionals for Africa
Professionals for Africa is a program which we have designed to prepare ambitious, highly qualified young professionals in developing countries to work for international companies or funds who want to invest in their respective developing country - be it as an legal or economic advisor to or manager of such international institution.
Our main goal is that no intended investment or business opportunity is canceled because of lack of local talent or concerns whether the local operation can comply with all ESG related obligations that apply to these multi-national companies in their home jurisdiction and are expected from institutional investors.
Our focus is currently on countries in the sub-Saharan region. The first module was aimed at African lawyers and has been taught at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia since 2018. We intend to expand our program to other countries and regions.
"We want to train the local leaders of the developing countries of tomorrow so that they talk the language and meet the expectations of international investors and companies alike. We believe this will not only have a long-lasting, positive impact on the trained individuals, but even more on their home society and economy through the multiplying effects of international investments."