Hak leadership training on campus

Lead Campus differs from other current programs in that it is entirely dedicated to Africa and Africans and takes place on the continent in many countries. It is unprecedented (…) We have built this project together with the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University in Morocco (UM6P) and the University of Cape Town in South Africa (UCT), but also with AFD and impact investment I&P (investors and partners) », explains Christelle Petuzai of the HEC Group who celebrated on July 8 the second campus promotion: Sustainable Leadership in Africa from the HEC Group in Paris, a course in service of sustainable entrepreneurship. ” We wanted to reconcile the dimensions of work and the environment Benedict Pfeffer Tavegno, co-founder of the program, explains.

While the search for sustainability in business has become a priority, but also a prerequisite for lessors, companies are seeking to enhance their skills in relation to climate change, while maintaining their productivity. This is exactly what the HEC Group is offering them through a new programme, Sustainable Leadership for its main campus in Africa launched in 2020. About twenty African nationalities have already been represented in the first two promotions, out of thirty people, including 20 women.

Lead Campus training is validated by an Executive Certificate that includes five five-day training modules, four face-to-face and five online, at a price of €16,000.

It is possible to benefit from this diploma, by continuing your training with a master’s degree (for a total amount of €32,000, editor’s note) ‘,” explains Christelle Petuzai. These tariffs seem prohibitive to the majority of Africans (the average annual salary is $1,212 in Sub-Saharan Africa according to the World Bank), but “ Scholarships are distributed to profiles who do not have the means to fund this program Their number will account for nearly half of those enrolled according to Bertrand Walkner, Deputy Director General of the French Development Agency (AFD) which funds part of these scholarships.

The Lead Campus program begins in Morocco within UM6P, continues in Côte d’Ivoire (at the local office of HEC) and then in South Africa within the prestigious University of Cape Town (UCT) and ends in France at the HEC campus.

Training ” green business leaders » The Africans of Tomorrow

This internship allowed me to learn more about climate change, a topic very present in reinsurance. The environmental dimension is at the heart of the strategy of the company I work for, Namibia National Reinsurance Company (NamibRe) which intends to align itself with the commitments of the Nairobi Declaration (2016) to advance Africa’s sustainable development agenda Natwala Mwelema, General Manager, explains corporate affairs and strategy at NamibRe Ltd.

For Claire Hazoumi, a 37-year-old businesswoman from Benin, this training accompanies the structuring of her company base. A teacher and co-director of the Cotonou-based “Le Petit Poucet” school, she opened a pedagogical innovation lab within the institution, last September.

While searching for management training while setting up my company, I came across an advertisement in Sèmè (International City of Innovation and Knowledge in Benin, editor’s note). yI wondered how to create a sustainable and profitable business. I wanted to develop an education on the basics of sustainable development, but I had not imagined the complexity of the challenge, before incorporating this training “, specify.” Today, we are able to provide ongoing training on sustainable development for Benin teachers. Welcome.

Mehdi El Koshary, Project Manager in the CEO Office of the Moroccan OCP Group (the world’s leading exporter of crude phosphates, phosphoric acid and phosphate fertilizers), did not hesitate to pursue this accelerated training. ” There is a strong connection between the OCP Group and the Mohammed VI University, which participated in the creation of this programme. Which allowed me to discuss best practices in terms of sustainability, compare perspectives between actors and put OCP’s challenges into perspective. “.

Investing 875 million euros in twelve years

The idea for Lead Campus was born during the Africa-France Summit 2013. Pascal Canvin, Minister Plenipotentiary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, responsible for development, Emmanuel Faber, former CEO of Danone, as well as Guy Naidoo, Politician of the Number (ANC), report that a proposal to train leaders Africans. Since then, the idea has spread. ” The first phase of the Lead Campus lasted with Sciences Po Paris as leader for three years. We have entered the second year of the second stage with the support of HEC says Bertrand Walkner, deputy director general of the French Development Agency (AFD), which invests heavily in training programs on the African continent.

Overall, since 2010, we have funded training programs worth €875 million in 33 African countries. We find infrastructure projects (building construction or rehabilitation, editor’s note) in this amount, along with the “soft” component that includes pedagogical skills, teacher and student training or equipment provision Bertrand Walkner says.

On July 8, Lead Campus students presented the projects they had worked on for eight months, before receiving their degree (non-degree training yet). ” The presence of high-level leaders is a guarantee of the success of our development programs in Africa ”, assures the DGA of the French Development Agency, not without specifying that the project integrates local expertise in order to avoid the simple duplication of European models.

In a time of regional integration, this itinerant program brings together Anglophone and French-speaking Africa on key development challenges in Africa such as the evolution of entrepreneurial functions for a better match of economic models with sustainable development challenges (marketing, human resources and financing), and the search for financing or opportunities and challenges generated by the digital revolution.