Keep Thriving: AMI Learning & COVID-19
16th March 2020
We’re focused on helping ambitious businesses across Africa to thrive, even in the face of serious challenges like COVID-19. So let’s keep thriving!
To do so, we’re monitoring the rapidly evolving situation across Africa and the world, taking precautions based on guidance from country governments and global health organisations, while tailoring our learning programmes and tools accordingly.
Our goal is to help you continue to thrive, remain safe and healthy, and help your business and team navigate this serious public health challenge.
In-Person Workshops Move Online
That’s why effective immediately, AMI will temporarily move our in-person workshops and events to online events and learning. We’re doing this to allow participants and clients from across the continent to keep learning, even during the crisis.
AMI already integrates online courses and tools into all our programmes and we’ll be working with clients to ensure everyone has access to our platform and mobile app, whether they’re working from the office, or remotely.
We are reaching out to all clients and participants to discuss next steps for your learning journey. While AMI offices are closed in most markets, we have a robust remote working system, and will be providing seamless support for all learners.
Supporting African Enterprises During COVID-19
This is a challenging and uncertain time for Africa’s enterprises – from solo entrepreneurs to small and medium-sized enterprises and even large companies. Many companies are preparing to work remotely and planning for the business threat posed by COVID-19. Smaller businesses, in particular, may be unsure how to respond.
To help African businesses continue to thrive, AMI will be offering a free webinar series over the coming weeks, with a ‘COVID-19 Business Survival Toolkit’.
We’ll cover topics aimed at helping you navigate the near-term challenges, and prepare for possible bigger shifts – like managing remote teams, leading in a crisis, optimising health and hygiene at work, as well as financial forecasting and cost management in an economic slowdown.
Our New AMI Learn App
Have you downloaded AMI’s new app – AMI Learn? Download and use it today for learning on the go.
Available on the Google Play Store, AMI Learn provides all AMI programme participants with learning-on-the-go, including access to hundreds of video-based lessons and practical business and management tools.
AMI and Rwanda Cooperative Agency partner to provide business training to cooperatives in Rwanda
The partnership will ensure that members of both financial and non-financial cooperatives have free access to AMI’s extensive online learning platforms.
What we’ve learned from serving 1000s of Africans SMEs this year
Read our latest report – ‘Business Development Support in a Time of Crisis’ – outlining our learnings since March 2020.
AMI and Rwanda Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs partner to offer free business skills to female entrepreneurs in Rwanda
The partnership will see at least 100 female entrepreneurs in Rwanda receive advanced training and advisory to support their businesses to thrive.