Africa Business & Society

Cultivating a vibrant community of leaders dedicated to making an impact on the continent.

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The mission of the Africa Business & Society Club (ABSC) is to cultivate a community of SOM students with connections and interests in Africa to channel our experiences, knowledge, networks, and passions into how we approach our careers, advocate for Africa-related issues, and ultimately create impact.

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We execute on our mission through the following programs, events, and initiatives:

  • African career fairs and internship-organization sourcing through partnerships with Yale undergraduate African student-organizations like YASA and YAAPD
  • Africa Growth Stories/Thought Leadership Speaker Series with leading African business, government, nonprofit, and civil-society actors
  • Yale Africa Start-up Review, an annual SOM-hosted competition centered on start-up businesses in Africa
  • Africa Admissions Ambassadors events in Africa powered by student initiative
  • Mentorship/Buddy program to ease acculturation transition of newly admitted African students
  • Joint hosting of cultural events like African cappellas and artisanal exhibitions with the Cross-Cultural Committee of Student Life
  • Educational trips to development institutions, museums, and national parks in flagship American cities
  • Advocacy to enrich SOM curriculum with salient African subject-matter
  • Engagement of SOM African alumni in a groundbreaking Africa-focused Lifetime Mentors program
  • Outreach to and liaising of African GNAM schoolsJoint Club events with the Japan, Greater China, South Asian Business Forum, and Korea clubs to explore World Connections across seas; xii) Africa Enterprise Week, a week-long Club trip to Africa for hands-on immersion in social and business projects that actuate development impact; xiii) Social and networking events like African Movie Nights for the whole of SOM; xiv) Africa Conversations to create community awareness via narratives that echo success stories in Africa; and xv) Partnered fundraising initiatives with African groups at other schools of Yale to support headline health, natural disaster, land-biodiversity, and human rights emergencies (the Africa Healthcare, Earth Conservation and Rights Abuse Fund).
  • Joint Club events with the Japan, Greater China, South Asian Business Forum, and Korea clubs to explore World Connections across seas
  • Africa Enterprise Week, a week-long Club trip to Africa for hands-on immersion in social and business projects that actuate development impact
  • Social and networking events like African Movie Nights for the whole of SOM
  • Africa Conversations to create community awareness via narratives that echo success stories in Africa
  • Partnered fundraising initiatives with African groups at other schools of Yale to support headline health, natural disaster, land-biodiversity, and human rights emergencies (the Africa Healthcare, Earth Conservation and Rights Abuse Fund).

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Reid Jackson
Tsikata Apenyo
Oyebade Adepegba
Fanta Traore
Oluwaremi Lawal
Frank Ogbuagu
Roshni Walia
Franklin Nyabanga
Adeyoola Adeniji

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Africa Business & Society

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