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Apply now: AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship 2018-2020

The fellowship programme targets highly qualified young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of work experience, strong leadership qualities and a high level of dedication. AFRIKA KOMMT! is an initiative of German industry for future leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa and offers the opportunity of a one-year experience in Germany, including an eight-month internship in a leading German enterprise.

The programme

19 leading German enterprises founded the initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! in the year 2008 - the very first joint-initiative for capacity building by German industry. At the heart of the AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship program is an eight-months practical training in a leading German enterprise benefiting both, fellows and partner companies - a classic win-win situation:

The programme fellows benefit through

  • gaining first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise
  • being exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques in practics
  • becoming acquainted with working processes and business culture in German enterprises
  • extending their international management competencies
  • initiating networks of cooperation partners between Sub-Saharan Africa and German companies

The partner companies benefit through

  • establishing networks of cooperation and trust in promising future markets in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • extending their experience with the working and business culture in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • improving their knowledge about cultures, markets, countries etc. in Sub-Saharan Africa

Who can apply?

The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme aims at highly qualified, self-driven young professionals
and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of hands-on work experience, strong
leadership qualities and a very high level of commitment and dedication.

Besides the specific technical expertise relevant to the partner company, the programme requires candidates
to have the following set of general skills and attributes:

  • Language and communication skills
  • Excellent English skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High willingness to learn German

Professional skills:

  • High leadership potential
  • Strong self-motivation and self-starter mentality
  • High level of dedication, commitment and target-orientation
  • Strong capacity for teamwork

Personal attributes:

  • High level of enthusiasm, flexibility and resilience
  • Outstanding intercultural competencies
  • Ability to adapt to new environments quickly

More information regarding the requirements for application is available here.

Deadline for applications is 19 January 2018.

For more information on AFRIKA KOMMT! and the fellowhsip in general, please visit the website.


Alumniportal Deutschland – Redaktion
16 January 2018

Dear Alumni,

for further information on the AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship 2018-2020, please visit the website http://www.afrika-kommt.de/ or write to afrika-kommt@giz.de.

Applications can only be submitted through the AFRIKA KOMMT! online application system: https://aleph.com.bo/ak/
You will find all necessary information in the application guide AFRIKA KOMMT! 2018 – 2020: http://afrika-kommt.de/wp/wp-content/downloads/home/Announcement_AK7.pdf

Please note: Deadline for applications is 19 January 2018.

Good luck and kind regards,

Alumniportal Deutschland – Redaktion

Mahad omar abdulle
14 January 2018

I am student from somali i have bacholar digree IT

Vincent Ayugi
11 January 2018

Dear Alumniportal Deutschland,

frohes Neues Jahr! I commend the Afrika Kommt initiative as well as the Marshall Plan efforts to grow and develop Africa's huge potential. Apart from the companies currently involved in Afrika Kommt, are there plans for more companies and multilateral organizations to join in the future. I am interested in sustainable agriculture and rural development which is currently not captured in the initiative.
I look forward to your response.
Best regards

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