Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program

Developed by the Global Infrastructure Hub, Meridiam, and the World Economic Forum, the Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP) is a capacity-building initiative designed to support African governments in developing sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects.

It is the first true infrastructure PPP program dedicated to the training of senior civil servants involved in the procurement of large and complex infrastructure projects in Africa, and which engaged governments, leading academic institutions and the private sector players.


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A Unique Approach

The AIFP aims to create the conditions and momentum for change in public infrastructure procurement and delivery in Africa, through partnerships that build capacity and break down any perceived or real barriers in understanding.

The program will provide participants with a mix of theoretical and practical training, opportunities to work within major private sector companies, and lead to the establishment of a strong network of infrastructure practitioners across Africa.


The Fellows Program Timeline

Components of the AIFP

Academic, intensive workshops, private sector and MDB secondments, APMG Certification

Expert Training

With an emphasis on case study analysis and practical learning in French and English, high profile experts will provide participants with up-to-date tools in the major topics relating to infrastructure, i.e. procurement, financing, sustainable development and inclusivity outcomes from infrastructure.

APMG PPP Certification

The opportunity to become an APMG Certified PPP Professional CP3P. It is an innovation of a consortium of Multilateral Development Banks and part funded by the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) with a shared vision of enhancing PPP performance globally.

Secondment and practical work experience

Up to eight weeks of practical infrastructure experience in an investment/legal firm, asset manager, multilateral development bank or commercial bank - depending on the profile of the fellows and the needs of the country.

Network of practitioners

The Program is a unique opportunity for fellows to spend time with their peers again and debrief with the AIFP team on the successes and challenges of the program. A Network event takes place following the completion of the program. An 'AIFP Alumni Network' continues to provide support and resources for the Fellows.


The Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program is supported by a network of academics, governments, and key infrastructure players among long-term infrastructure investors, institutional and multilateral organizations.