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“I am delighted to be working with Tony Elumelu and his Foundation to help develop business acumen at the heart of African governments.”
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and the Tony Blair Africa Governance Initiative (AGI) have established an international fellowship programme to support transformational governments and advance Africa’s economic development.
The goal of the three-year Blair Elumelu Fellowship Programme (BEFP), launched in 2011, is to strengthen the private sector’s role in the economic transformation of select African countries – starting with Liberia and Sierra Leone – by developing governments that can enhance competitiveness, attract and nurture private investment, and move beyond aid.
The historic partnership offers a unique model for economic transformation in Africa, bringing together the best of innovative European government delivery models with the best of African private sector acumen and execution.
Leveraging the experience of AGI Patron Tony Blair and TEF Founder Tony Elumelu, the programme will give participating governments, access to fellows drawn from the best of the international private and public sector. It will put an international spotlight on the ability of African governments to create policies that spur business investment and dismantle roadblocks that have stymied economic development. The fellows will serve as private sector advisers to senior government officials, working in presidential offices, key ministries and investment agencies.
For more information, please visit http://www.africagovernance.org/africa