The 1st Cohort of 2021 of the Africa Project Finance Program Kicks Off
Lean Africa Consultants Limited today welcomed the 11 candidates of the 1st Cohort of 2021 of the Africa Project Finance Program at their office in Nairobi.
The Program is a three months intensive training whose objective is to equip young university graduates with practical knowledge and skills in project finance and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).
The Program is a blend of 60 hours of theoretical sessions, 6 expert talks by infrastructure industry leaders from across the globe and 3 site visits of active infrastructure project sites. After completion, it is expected to give the candidates the requisite footing in project finance and PPP so as to enable them to manage the complexities and challenges of financing and managing infrastructure projects in Africa and across the globe.
According to Chief Executive Officer of Lean Africa Consultants, Mr. Johnson Kilangi, Africa is not attracting sufficient investment in infrastructure due to lack of capacity to efficiently structure and package infrastructure projects. Unfortunately, the investment in capacity building by African governments and institutions is not commensurate with the ambitious project pipelines lined up by most of the countries.
The company aims to train and connect to potential project-oriented employers up to 100 university graduates from across the East African region in the year 2021.