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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2021: Impact Report
Skills to power growth and impact
At AMI, we are convinced that Africa’s ambitious entrepreneurs and leaders are the key to driving sustainable human progress on the continent. In this report, we will share how AMI’s work in 2021 – building skills for growth with businesses and their teams – helped unlock business growth, create jobs, improve livelihoods and strengthen whole systems to withstand the turbulence of our times and support thriving communities.
Read about our impact in 2021 and the skilled, determined and resilient people behind the numbers here:
Energise Your People
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.
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.
Aspire Programme with Stanford Seed
Developed exclusively for Africa’s ambitious business owners and their senior leadership team, this practical business growth programme equips leaders with the core skills, tools, and strategies to grow their businesses, lead teams, and diversify revenue streams.
When Covid-19 hit, the RwandAir fleet and workforce were grounded, after several months the airline’s management was able to navigate these challenges and come out even stronger thanks to the skills gained through AMI’s Inspiring Managers programme.
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.
The latest company news from across the continent
AMI launches AMI Enterprise for workplace and workforce learning; Asha Mweru Mbowa promoted to Managing Director
AMI launches new division dedicated to boosting workplace and professional skills for growth-stage and established companies, led by AMI's Asha Mweru Mbowa who has been promoted to Managing Director.
AMI partners with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) to develop standards for strengthening SME support ecosystem
AMI recently launched a partnership with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) to develop Standards aimed at improving the quality of support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Uganda. AMI will also train 200 Ugandan business development service providers in the implementation of the Standards in 2023.
AMI partners with KEPSA to power business growth in Kenya
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and the Africa Management Institute (AMI) have partnered to support Kenyan SMEs and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses through practical business learning and growth programmes.