LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program for Graduate Professionals 2016

The Landmark Development Initiative (LDI) Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP) provides hands-on service opportunities for global young business and development leaders at Africa’s leading profit and nonprofit firms. The program is designed to match financial capital invested in emerging African businesses with the human capital needed to take these institutions to scale.

Fellows come to the EIFP with diverse backgrounds and skill sets. However, all fellows are required to have an undergraduate degree, a commitment to excellence, and be fluent in English. Host organizations may also designate other specific skill requirements for their Fellows. Other requirements include:

  • Two to ten years of professional experience
  • Early to mid-level professional with interest in/familiarity with emerging markets
  • Professional background in business, management consulting, strategy, finance, and social enterprise and international development.

LDI Africa through its EIFP recruits organizations that are doing excellent work particularly in the financial and investment industries across Africa. Partners range from mid-level to large global institutions; with capital investment of $200,000 and above.

While working with their organization, Fellows enjoy the following benefits and more;

  • Experience the growth of Africa’s most innovative businesses
  • Training and professional development opportunities
  • Direct exposure to emerging markets
  • Paid positions, housing and travel
  • Potential consulting, employment and seed capital investment after fellowship
  • Access to the global LDI Africa network


  • October 7, 2015: Applications open
  • November 30, 2015: Applications close
  • December 1, 2015 – December 5, 2015: LDI Africa conducts preliminary applicant interviews
  • January 11, 2016 – January 22, 2016: Host organizations are sent shortlisted applicants
  • January 26, 2016 – February 1, 2016: Host organizations interview shortlisted applicants
  • February 12, 2016: Host organizations return signed contracts of selected Fellows
  • February 13 – February 25, 2016 : Fellows secure travel, insurance, and visas
  • February 23, 2016 – February 24, 2016 : Host organizations orientation
  • February 25, 2016 – February 26, 2016: Fellow orientation
  • March 1, 2016: Fellows on the ground/begin their assignments

How to Apply 
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Application Deadline: November 30, 2015

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