Enabling ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive
Learning that equips entrepreneurs and managers with the tools and training they need to succeed.
AMI is pioneering practical business and management learning for Africa. We equip entrepreneurs with key tools to build their businesses, we help companies build motivated and productive workforces, and we run work-readiness and entry-level programmes for young people starting their careers.
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Energise Your People in 2022
In 2022, AMI is offering regular virtual and pan-African Workplace Learning Programmes in English and French to support Africa’s ambitious companies to energise their teams and support their ability to perform.
AMI Impact Report 2020
This report provides a snapshot of AMI’s impact in 2020, drawing on quantitative and qualitative data from businesses and individuals across Africa. As the outlook remains uncertain and challenging for even the most resilient entrepreneurs, our goal is to paint a picture of hope, despite the struggle.
The AMI Thrive community is a vibrant and ambitious network of businesses, entrepreneurs and leaders from across Africa. Rooted in a weekly email and accompanying free public networking and learning events, the community is a supportive space where individuals have the opportunity to network with other like-minded entrepreneurs, learn from each other and grow themselves and their businesses.
Learning is a journey, we travel with you.
AMI’s learning mobile phone application, AMI Learn, provides all of our programme participants and communities the learning-on-the-go platform that complements our blended learning experiences.
Just prior to enrolling in AMI’s Grow Your Business programme, Margaret Mugala was facing a serious crisis. Her business, Dimples Restaurant and Lounge in Nairobi, was struggling, and she owed $30,000 to the bank. “I was actually at the verge of collapse,” she admits.
How is AMI different?
AMI combines online and mobile tools with in-person workshops and on-the-job practice. Tens of thousands of people have been through our programmes, from executives to entry-level workers, in large and small companies across the continent.
Your toolkit for business
More than traditional training, AMI helps entrepreneurs, managers and professionals develop the habits they need to thrive on the job. We don’t do one-off trainings; we provide skills and practical tools you’ll use forever.
Bite-sized content on the go
Get the content you need, when you need it, via web and mobile. Choose from 65 online courses and 2000+ downloadable tools, developed with Africa’s top business schools and leaders. You can also create your own content with our easy-to-use tools.
No boring lectures. No death by PowerPoint. AMI programmes include experiential, engaging, interactive Learning Labs led by world-class facilitators. Expect role-plays and exercises, feedback and reflection.
Latest Updates & Insights
Skills development as a tool for sustainable progress towards SDG 2: Zero Hunger in Africa.
Sustainable agriculture practices are critical for the advancement of SDG2: Zero Hunger in Africa. At the African Management Institute, we believe that agri-MSMEs are the super seed for improving Africa’s food systems, helping to unlock smallholder production capacity in the fight to end zero hunger.
Upskilling middle-managers is serious business for Africa’s energy access and climate solutions
Sylvia Achando of Kenya was just out of college when she began her career in Africa’s emerging off-grid energy sector. Now 31 years old, she leads the collections department at Solar Panda, which provides innovative home solar systems to remote villages in rural Kenya.
We can all help create and preserve jobs
People in the informal sector need mentors to guide them through basic business concepts to be able to thrive.