14 December 2016. AFRIKA KOMMT! is an initiative of leading German enterprises for future leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa. The fellowship program aims at highly qualified young professionals and junior executives from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of work experience, strong leadership qualities and a high level of commitment and dedication.
Heart of the program is an eight-month internship in Germany, (Boehringer Ingelheim, BSH Hausgeräte, B. Braun, Commerzbank, Continental, Daimler, Merck, Robert Bosch, SAP, ThyssenKrupp, Voith, Volkswagen, BASF, Bayer, BMW, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bank, E.ON Global Comm., Lufthansa, Rauscher Gruppe, Siemens, Schott, Telekom, ZF Friedrichshafen) allowing the participants to gain first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise. During the internship, they are exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques in practice and become acquainted with working processes and business culture in German enterprises. As a result, the participants extend their international management competencies and initiate networks of cooperation between Sub-Saharan Africa and German companies.
“Afrika kommt!” is an impressive example of partnership between Europe and Africa in action.