Past Event

Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Africa Program

July 28, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Online event Nairobi | Tunis
E.C Program.

Africa, like other parts of the world, experienced severe economic recession in the recent past. However, the African Development Bank predicts that Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by 3.4% after a 2.1% drop in 2020. Thus African countries remain on an upward growth trajectory. The continent is endowed with human and natural resources as well as ecological and cultural diversity. It also has a significant youthful, educated, and industrious population keen to set up their businesses or seek employment in such thriving ventures. Entrepreneurial support, including educational programs, mentorship, incubation and innovation hubs, research, among others, are critical in harnessing these opportunities. 

In this regard, Columbia Business School, in partnership with Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi and Columbia Global Centers | Tunis, on the 28th July 2021 9 AM New York/4 PM Nairobi/2 PM Tunis, will launch the Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Africa Program (EC-Africa program) that seeks to equip entrepreneurs from mid-sized African companies with the skills, tools, and network to professionalize and grow their businesses in today’s global environment. This ten-month program features:  

  1. Rigorous online classes with Columbia professors
  2. A self-selected company project guided by faculty and industry advisors
  3. A Columbia Certificate of Business Excellence
  4. A final week in New York at the Columbia campus with professors and advisors
  5. Enrolment in the Columbia Business School worldwide alumni network.

You are highly welcome to the EC-Africa program virtual information session on the 28th July 2021 4 PM Nairobi/9 AM New York/2 PM Tunis. 



Prof. Kamel Jedidi

John Howard Professor of Business at Columbia Business School.

Prof. William Duggan

Senior Lecturer in Business Management, Columbia Business School 

Angela Quintero

Director ECLA Program, Columbia Business School.