AMI, in collaboration with Arab Women Enterprise Fund and Enclude Solutions, is helping micro entrepreneurs in Egypt grow their businesses and increase their awareness of Digital Financial Services (DFS). Working together with Tasaheel Microfinance in Egypt, this programme focuses on women entrepreneurs, who are often neglected by capacity building programmes, and find it … Continue reading Helping women micro-entrepreneurs in Egypt manage their finances and grow their businesses
Do you want to build a culture of ownership and passion for performance in your organisation? Do you or your managers need help planning and communicating with their teams? Do you have high-potential staff you want to prepare for leadership, or do you want to invest in your own leadership journey? AMI will be running … Continue reading AMI Cape Town Management Development Programme: Fast Growing and Innovative Businesses
AMI is expanding rapidly and is looking for an ambitious Senior Business Development Manager to join our team in Nairobi as we expand our portfolio of business and organisational clients in East Africa. S/he will report to the General Manager, East Africa as a senior member of a team of BD Managers and Associates. The … Continue reading AMI is hiring: Senior Business Development Manager, Nairobi, Kenya
AMI is a pan-African entrepreneurial social business that empowers African entrepreneurs, job seekers and managers through practical and accessible learning and development tools. We have developed Africa’s first online social learning platform (web and mobile), and combine cutting-edge technology, world-class content, in-person workshops and innovative coaching and feedback tools. We have reached over 20,000 individuals … Continue reading AMI is looking for a Partnerships Manager: Entrepreneur and Youth Programmes
Let’s start by stating the obvious: People matter. In fact, people doing a good job – performing effectively and responsibly – underpin pretty much everything. But what’s less obvious, is how to help people and organisations unlock their potential. And how do you do this at scale, with lasting impact, while making money? That’s the … Continue reading 5 surprises for AMI during 4 years of developing people across Africa
Leaders of SGBs (and the intermediaries that support them) are busy people. They’re usually trying to raise capital, hire a great team, deliver impact and hit KPIs. Many end up delaying the important but challenging work of developing people, thinking it’s something for mature businesses. Some have been burned by ineffective and old-fashioned training workshops … Continue reading Developing people – Does it really work?
Every year we deepen our understanding around how adults learn in our markets, and critically, how best we can help participants translate learning into improved on-the-job effectiveness – for themselves, their teams and their businesses. Coming out of 2017, the data confirms what we’ve always aimed for: our programmes deliver a clear return on investment improving … Continue reading AMI’s 2017 Impact Report | Data & Testimonials from our 2017 Programmes
The African Management Initiative and the Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship are leading an immersive workshop on how growth businesses can build management talent as they scale. Finding, keeping and growing great talent is the greatest challenge that investable African enterprises face after access to capital. Growth businesses can face the biggest talent … Continue reading AMI Workshop – The Talent Question: Developing Leaders & Teams within SA’s Innovative Businesses
Imagine the scenario. Its Monday morning. You’re frustrated because you had to wake up earlier than usual. At 5:30 am. Not for a pressing personal priority, but because your company HR has sent you on a compulsory training course in a hotel downtown. And the traffic in that direction is crazy! The last training you … Continue reading How adults learn and why so many of us hate training workshops..
Entrepreneurship programmes have mushroomed across Africa in recent years. Sometimes it seems as though every government, NGO and university is offering one! But for many years we had no idea whether any of these programmes really worked. The data was scant. In fact, academic research on training for small business in emerging markets has been … Continue reading Why Entrepreneurship Training is Failing