Just announced! 2018 Talent Africa Series


LDI Africa partners with the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs for the annual Talent Africa Series

WASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2018 – Africa, the next frontier of global service is now open for business. This is the response of many African governments and private sector leaders to the lingering, Aid versus Trade, Local versus Global debate as the way forward for Africa’s development. LDI Africa is proud to join this conversation as we hear perspectives from dynamic alums of influential Africa-focused fellowships programs on this topic on September 18, 2018, 6pm EST, at George Washington University. Our panel will discuss the economic contributions being made by social enterprises and innovation hubs across the continent and the continued need for human capital. The panelists will represent programs such as Africa Business Fellowship, Mandela YALI Fellowship and One Acre Fund.

“As Africa changes its own narrative, and collaborations both within and outside the continent’s borders ushers a new wave of social-economic prosperity, there is a need to expand the leadership pathways for talented young professionals and changemakers to become key actors and catalyst for this new narrative change.” says LDI Africa founder Gbenga Ogunjimi.

This free event will be held at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, Room 602, starting at 6 pm EST. The program includes a panel discussion on international leadership and service, specifically in Africa, networking opportunities to meet global experts and fellow professionals, and a chance to learn about current employment and service opportunities with African nonprofit and for-profit organizations. LDI Africa will also present its Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program and current openings to place global professionals in industries across the continent. Visit the following link for program information and registration:
Space is limited, so please RSVP.

LDI Africa is a nonprofit social enterprise that builds the capacity of African corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations to compete in the global marketplace through the service of skilled international volunteers.  The LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program provides hands-on service opportunities for emerging young business and development leaders from around the world in leading investment companies and social enterprises in Africa.

GW Elliott School of International Affairs is a globally recognized academic institution that prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful work in international affairs with one its mission to produce scholarship and contribute to the public debate on global issues to advance understanding and to help foster solutions.