AMI and EDC-Lagos launch online training component of BOI’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programme

The YES programme has produced some extraordinary numbers: in a six-week period, over 350,000 resources downloaded by 3500 young participants, who contributed 4,000 course and academy posts and 10,000 likes or acknowledgements of the contributions of others. AMI provided the online component of this very ambitious programme with our partner the Enterprise Development Centre in Lagos, … Continue reading AMI and EDC-Lagos launch online training component of BOI’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programme

Transforming leadership at a large Kenyan pharmaceuticals and medical supplies distributor

Harley’s was faced with a unique opportunity – to give their senior management team a boost in their leadership and management skills to help them thrive. Harley’s Limited is recognized as one of the most respected Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment providers in East Africa, and have been growing steadily for years. Their Managing Director, Nishil … Continue reading Transforming leadership at a large Kenyan pharmaceuticals and medical supplies distributor

Training Talent | Learning & development for 21st Century Africa

AMI’s new report Training Talent provides fresh data on Africa’s talent gap and new insights into how effective workplace learning and development can transform organisations and equip a new generation of managers, entrepreneurs and professionals. The report and summary were compiled by Jonathan Cook and Bronwen McConkey-Nwandu, with contributions from Rebecca Harrison, Klara Michal and … Continue reading Training Talent | Learning & development for 21st Century Africa

Catalysing Management Development in Africa – Full

Africa has the potential for real progress. It has natural resources in abundance and a young expanding population. Foreign investment is on the rise. But Africa’s economic growth, among the fastest in the world, is rapidly draining the pool of local managers. These are the very people who are vital for translating opportunities into tangible results, increased competitiveness and a better life for all.

This report by the African Management Initiative – formed by the Association of African Business Schools, the Global Business School Network, the Tony Elumelu Foundation and the Lundin Foundation – draws on interviews with over 50 experts and employers, and dozens of secondary resources, to understand the management gap from an individual and organisational perspective. It maps Africa’s existing education and training landscape and identifies pockets of excellence. It illustrates that the current management development ecosystem is insufficient to meet the requirements of Africa’s buoyant economies, and presents ideas for intervention and recommendations for next steps.

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