African Private Equity Fellowship Program 2024

Deadline: 24th of July, 2024

For the 2024 African Private Equity Fellowship Program, applications are now being accepted.The African Private Equity Fellowship is a six-month executive program intended to give gifted investors in Africa networking and training opportunities!

With a focus on the private sector, Proparco is a subsidiary of the AFD Group, which has been advancing sustainable economic, social, and environmental development for over 40 years. As part of the French initiative Choose Africa, which embodies France’s commitment to fostering African entrepreneurship, the AFD Group provides all of its resources to African start-ups, microenterprises, and MSMEs in order to finance and support them throughout their development, especially through local partners that the Group supports.


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.


  • 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

Click here to apply 

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