The Ecobank Foundation partnered with the African Leadership University to educate the next generation of African leaders. Students follow a rigorous and innovative university programme, which hones their leadership and entrepreneurial skills. From inception, the curriculum is designed in collaboration with industry partners – focusing on core skills required to excel in the workplace, and the technical knowledge that is relevant to industry.
The students spend eight months of each year in the classroom and four months in an internship. The Ecobank Foundation supported the programme offering internships to a selected number of students. In 2016, Ecobank Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania hosted students to solve real business problems.