Building Africa’s Greatest Network Of Practitioners

The AIFP is looking for infrastructure practitioners from African governments, with at least 3 years’ experience in their countries’ PPP infrastructure development.

Fellows will take part in a unique training initiative with other African civil servants in Paris, France. They will share experiences and learning from PPP experts at one of the leading academic institutes in the world, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech.

The fellowship program is organized in English and French, tailored to the needs of your country, and your individual experience in infrastructure procurement and delivery. The intensive coursework in infrastructure procurement is coupled with a placement of up to two months in a private sector company and/or a multilateral development bank’s infrastructure team. We will also provide you the opportunity to demonstrate to your peers that your abilities are aligned with international PPP best practices by earning the APMG Certification CP3P.


How to Become a Fellow

Submit Your Application

To be considered as a candidate, your administration must recommend you.


The AIFP facilitates the legal agreement and logistical support to manage the risks associated with a program of this nature.


Clear and equitable selection criteria and nomination/application processes for fellows:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years practical infrastructure work experience
  • Language requirements
  • Diversity of participants
  • At least one cohort of up to 15 participants per year, growing in scale as the program develops

Shape your career

AIFP fellows will graduate with a deep understanding of procurement, governance and private sector’s role in infrastructure projects. This knowledge will enable you to create better and more sustainable infrastructure, from the strategic planning phase to operations and maintenance, in rapidly growing African countries. You will also get access to the AIFP Alumni Network to stay in contact and share the best practices and advice with the other practitioners.

A model built on true collaboration

The AIFP will provide participating civil servants with tailored training by academic experts and infrastructure professionals, as well as give them an opportunity to undertake ‘hands-on’ learning in a private sector Sponsor Organization.

They will also join a network of practitioners across Africa and globally, to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, insight, technical expertise and on-the-ground experience between infrastructure market participants, in both the public and private sectors.