LDI Africa - MEST Africa Partners Towards New Opportunities for Leadership Development in Africa

Media Contact:  John-Ubong Silas, VP of Partnerships, 202.740.6873, john-ubong@ldiafrica.org

LDI Africa - MEST Africa Partners Towards New Opportunities for 
Leadership Development in Africa

WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2018 - LDI Africa, a social enterprise providing technical assistance and pro bono consulting to African based businesses, proudly announces its partnership with MEST Africa. This newly established partnership creates an unparalleled opportunity for LDI Africa to advance the work of creating the platform to bridge the gap of human and financial capital necessary to bolster the growth of Africa’s private and public institutions.


 “Recognizing the innovative and long-term vision that guides the work of MEST Africa on the continent, LDI Africa pursued this unique partnership to expand our expertise in attracting the best human capital to support a dynamic organization. This is the beginning of the next iteration of LDI Africa as we seek to collaborate with existing Africa focused fellowship programs,” 

--John-Ubong Silas Vice President of Partnership


“We are excited to partner with LDI Africa, who will support recruitment efforts for fellows at MEST. A key part of our commitment to our entrepreneurs is providing them with world-class global fellows who are experienced leaders in their respective fields, entrepreneurial-minded and excited to be part of our pan-African vision. We look forward to working with LDI Africa and their exceptional network of talented professionals across the continent.” 

--Aaron Fu, Managing Director, MEST Africa

The LDI Africa – MEST Africa partnership will have a profound impact on the LDI Africa’s Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program. The 2019 Fellows and future cohorts of the program will receive a world-class leadership development experience as well as access to investment capital, international markets and technological support. This leadership opportunity is available to any rising business, nonprofit, government and development leader from any part of the world. Applications for the 2019/2020 Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program closes Nov 15, 2018. For more information please visit www.ldiafrica.org


LDI Africa was created with the idea to help talented individuals gain global industry leadership through a service opportunity in an emerging market – Africa. Headquartered in Washington D.C and working all across Africa. LDI Africa Fellows serve in organizations like Convergence Partners in South Africa, Emerging Cooking Solutions in Zambia, Jumia in Nigeria and One Acre Fund Africa-wide


The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and MEST Incubator provide training, seed investment and mentorship for the next generation of globally successful African software entrepreneurs. MEST Africa, offers aspiring entrepreneurs a fully sponsored, intensive 12 month training program. Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) are sourced from top graduates in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Cote d'Ivoire.