2024 African Private Equity Fellowship Program by Proparco

The African Private Equity Fellowship: Your Gateway to Investment Excellence

The African Private Equity Fellowship is a prestigious 6-month executive program crafted to provide unparalleled training and networking opportunities for talented investors across Africa. This initiative is open to investment professionals from the entire African continent, fostering synergies between different regions. A significant focus is placed on achieving gender parity within the program, ensuring a balanced and inclusive environment.


Table of Contents

  1. Overview of the Proparco Fellowship Program
  2. Benefits of the Proparco Fellowship Program
  3. Requirements for the Proparco Fellowship Program
  4. Selection Process
  5. Application Deadline
  6. How to Apply

Overview of the Proparco Fellowship Program

The Proparco Fellowship Program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to enhance your understanding and expertise in private equity. Topics covered during the Fellowship include:

  • Major trends in private equity in Africa
  • Macro risk management
  • Financing/debt with a focus on private credit in Africa
  • The burgeoning growth of Venture Capital in Africa
  • Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations in private equity
  • Sector focus: Infrastructure Energy, Telco/FinTech, Healthcare, Agri-food, and more
  • Regional focus: East & South Asia, MENA, West Africa, and other regions

By the end of the Fellowship, participants will become part of our expanding community of next-generation African investors.

Benefits of the Proparco Fellowship Program

This program promises myriad benefits, including:

  • In-depth knowledge of key investment trends and strategies
  • Enhanced risk management skills
  • Networking with top professionals and experts in the field
  • Opportunities for mentorship and personalized learning experiences

Requirements for the Proparco Fellowship Program

Eligibility criteria for the program are as follows:

  • Applicants must be investment professionals currently working in Private Equity (PE), Venture Capital (VC), or Private Debt, or those in finance looking to transition into these sectors.
  • Candidates should be actively working in or with the African continent.
  • Proficiency in English is required.
  • Applicants should have between 2 to 6 years of experience in PE, VC, or Private Debt.
  • Availability to commit approximately 2-3 hours per week to the program is necessary.

Selection Process

The program is tailored for active professionals with mandatory bi-weekly webinars scheduled after working hours. The Fellowship is conducted entirely online and is free of charge. Commitment and rigour are expected from Fellows, given the high calibre of stakeholders involved. The time commitment is manageable, requiring a maximum of 2-3 hours per week over a 6-month period, which includes both mandatory synchronous webinars and optional asynchronous activities such as MOOCs and mentorship sessions.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the Fellowship is July 24, 2024.

How to Apply

If you are interested and meet the qualifications, please apply via Proparco’s application form at Proparco Application Form.

Seize this unique opportunity to advance your career and join a vibrant community of forward-thinking investors in Africa!

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