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MI’s Africa Strategy focuses on fostering resilient, inclusive economies led by African entrepreneurs and investors that can help realize the continent’s brightest future. Among other initiatives, we are building the next generation of leaders in financial policy and asset management; catalyzing technological innovation and entrepreneurship; and fostering policy and investor dialogue to help advance sustainability, health, and shared prosperity in Africa.

By the Numbers

Harnessing Africa’s Potential


Milken Institute Global Financial Scholars from Africa, who are strengthening financial markets and driving inclusive growth in their home markets.


funds invested in African-led agriculture, green energy, and fintech projects via the Milken-Motsepe Prize program.

2.5billion people

will be African by 2050.

Meet the Milken Institute Africa Leaders Business Council

2024 Inaugural Members

Africa Investment Forum 
CrossBoundary Group
Dangote Group
Lateral Frontiers VC
Lions Head Global Partners 
Prosper Africa


Proxima Legal 
Symbion Power
Tofino Capital
Ubuntu Group 
Unified State Group 
Women’s World Banking 
YAATRA Ventures

Our Alumni, Supporters, and Internship Providers

Together with the World Bank Group and with the support of the Motsepe Foundation, Input Output Global, Circle, and 50+ other corporate partners, we are building the next generation of leaders in financial policy and asset management across more than 60 developing and emerging economies. Today, over 260 Program Alumni are working to strengthen their countries’ markets while exploring innovative financial solutions to pressing social and economic challenges.

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Meet Our Alumni


Meet Our Supporters

Innovation Competition
Milken–Motsepe Prize in Green Energy

Registration is now closed for the second in a series of innovation competitions launched in partnership between the Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation. Winning teams will demonstrate the ability to deploy distributed green energy solutions at scale in Africa, dramatically expanding access to reliable electricity.

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