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Business Mentoring

Invest Africa is pleased to announce the October 2020 launch of a business mentoring programme with the University of Oxford-Saïd Business School.
This mentoring programme was developed out of the desire to make use of the extensive business expertise that lies within the Invest Africa membership, coupled with the aspiration to support business students who want to work in the African market.
Mentoring is a distinct activity that can be used to help mentees develop their careers or business paths through personal and professional development.
Part of Invest Africa’s vision is to be a central and influential driver in Africa’s economic growth, and this mentoring programme will help support some of Africa’s future business leaders.

How the programme works

The mentoring programme takes place over a one-year period. It is a voluntary programme that matches an Invest Africa member (the mentor, who will be an experienced businessperson), with a Saïd Business School student who is of African-origin.

Mentors and mentees will apply for the programme and go through a selection process, co-ordinated by Invest Africa and Saïd Business school. Mentors and mentees will be matched based on the mentee’s needs, sectors that the mentor works in and that are of interest to the mentee and parts of Africa that are of interest to the mentee.

Digital mentoring training will be offered to the mentor and mentee and support will be offered throughout the year by an Invest Africa mentoring panel.

The mentor and mentee will commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month, for each month of their year-long mentoring relationship.

How to apply

To apply, please fill in the application form and send to

For more information on the programme, please read the manual.