Welcome to AHEAD, where the future of work in Africa begins with us. Our program is dedicated to nurturing conscious business leaders across Africa, poised to transform the continent's business landscape. Over a 3- to 4-month period, you'll embark on a journey to think and operate like a top African business professional. The time commitment is around 40 hours per month.
Join us for the inaugural community of AHEAD. Applications will open on 22 December 2023 and close on 19 January 2024. All participants of the first cohort will receive a free scholarship. Apply and be a part of shaping Africa's future.Apply Now
Become an allrounder in business that can solve any challenge. Upon completing this training, you will be a true asset to any company that is seeking young professional talent. You will understand what it means to do business in Africa. And you will have built up your unique profile as a leader and professional that can inspire teams. Candidates who graduate successfully will have access to exciting work opportunities across Africa.
Dive into Africa's history and current economic context, understanding how the continent fits into the global landscape. Explore Africa's evolution from pre-colonial times to its modern economic and democratic landscapes, and what the true opportunities are for the continent. Learn from top guest lecturers along the way.
Equip yourself with a comprehensive toolkit of business skills that are essential for having impact as a business professional. The program includes modules like financial analysis, research, sector-specific insights, and more, all tailored for African markets.
Connect with like-minded professionals across the continent, creating a network that spans cultures and countries. This is a unique chance to share ideas and collaborate with a diverse group of individuals.
Upon completion, you'll receive a certificate of completion to enhance your professional value. Additionally, you'll gain access to exciting freelancing and full-time opportunities to support organizations across Africa.
Explore your place in the world in relation to Africa’s past and present.
Learn how to lead with authenticity and courage.
Address issues of race, gender, and age, fostering inclusivity.
Gain insights into financial analysis, research, and sector-specific knowledge.
Develop critical problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Master data storytelling, project management, and team leadership.
Enhance your ability to communicate effectively in business environments.
Cultivate skills for effective collaboration and team management.
To qualify, you must:
Sign up on the AHEAD platform starting 22 December 2023.
Complete a one-hour assessment after registering, including a written English test, a reflective thinking quiz, and recording three brief pitch videos.
Successful candidates will be informed by 20 January 2024.
Training begins in the end of January 2024. All details will be communicated to successful applicants.
NOTE: No application fee for the first cohort.START THE APPLICATION PROCESS
We offer a corporate training version of AHEAD for organizations that wish to empower their staff on a journey to being top business leaders in Africa. If you would like to find out more about AHEAD corporate training opportunities, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHEAD is an initiative developed and implemented on behalf of AFG, a talent technology company from Africa that focuses on developing innovative products and services to accelerate private sector development on the continent. At AFG, we aim to build African people and companies into global champions through technology and networks.
We believe that the future of work is Africa and love facilitating opportunities for young professionals to benefit from new, flexible work opportunities. Find out more about AFG here: www.africaforesight.com
You will undergo an assessment process, and successful candidates will be notified.
Applications may be rejected if they do not meet the eligibility criteria or if the assessment is not satisfactorily completed.
The program lasts 3-4 months, requiring about 40 hours per month. It covers various business and leadership skills tailored for the African market.
Approximately 10 hours per week.
Organizations can access a pool of trained professionals for potential employment or freelance opportunities. We also offer corporate training programs with AHEAD content for organizations that wish to develop their existing staff.
AHEAD is available to individuals from the African continent and the African diaspora.
The first cohort has no application fee. Future cohorts will be a blend of scholarship holders and paying candidates.
Applicants must be aged 18-35 years, hail from the African continent or diaspora, have fluency in written and verbal English, and possess a university degree.
Watch the webinar below to get more insights and information about the program