The fellowship programme AFRIKA KOMMT! brings together the most visionary young leaders from Africa and leading German companies. Companies benefit from the expertise, knowledge, local network and unique African perspective of the young professionals. The African fellows dive deep into the German corporate specifics, German business spirit and the German culture.
Top African professionals participating in the programme receive a one year personal and professional transformational journey in Germany. This encompasses German language lessons, international management trainings and study tours. They also receive an 8-month practical training at a German host company.
In 2008, nineteen companies, led by Tilman Todenhöfer, former Managing Director of Robert Bosch Industrial Trust KG and supported by the former Federal President Horst Köhler, transformed their vision into action and founded AFRIKA KOMMT! (“Africa is coming”). Today, the programme already boasts more than 200 successful fellows.
AFRIKA KOMMT! is implemented by GIZ, in cooperation with the German Federal Foreign Office and and the Office of the Federal President of Germany (Bundespräsidialamt).