Exposure to African business

The ABF gives American business professionals hands-on experience in the African business environment. Fellows learn first-hand how business is done in Africa and develop both the hard and soft skills needed to achieve success on the continent.




Fellows work closely with their African colleagues, developing relationships that will last beyond the six-month placement. As a small group, the fellows also have opportunities to build relationships with one another both during fellowship experience and as members of the alumni community.


Professional growth & impact:

Fellows work on critical projects, defined in advance by the placement companies [highlight], that allow them to apply their business expertise and further refine their skills.