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4IP Official Sponsor and speaker at African Investments (AFSIC) Southern African Investor Trip – Lusaka, June 11-12th 2018

29 May 18
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The African Investment 1st Impact Investing Conference

Conference – June 11-12th, 2018 – the Southern Sun Ridgeway Hotel – Lusaka

Please click on the link to download the conference brochure

 

AFSIC – AFSIC attracts global investors interested in investing in Africa, and companies, dealmakers and other investors from across all parts of the African continent. This event has rapidly become one of the leading Africa investment events globally.

The AFSIC team runs perhaps the most extensive investor trips to multiple countries across Africa. These trips are entirely investment focused and centre on researching and originating high potential and investable companies and projects in Africa. AFSIC welcomes other investors (free of charge) and other interested parties (payment required) on these trips with them. If this might be of interest please view their current investor trip schedule here. For further information on 4IP Group’s participation in future investment events visit http://4ipgroup.org/news/

At this AFSIC conference in Lusaka, which is the first AFSIC event in Zambia, 4IP Group will Presenting Teasers from our Portfolio of bankable projects across the Southern African Region as well as participate in the Entrepreneur’s Showcase (from our Zambian pipeline of impact enterprises) – Five minutes Pitch Decks with Investor Questions and Feedback. We look forward to meeting you in Lusaka.

 

 

Internship with 4IP

25 May 18
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4IP Group offers internship programs in a variety of fields encompassing impact investing, business development, evaluation, and research.

 

Our internships provide real-world insights and exposure to actual working life, the chance to build valuable business networks and a relevant experience which can act as a foundation to interns´ career choices.

 

4IP seeks highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate interns, offering them the opportunity to experience and work across multiple areas within an international company with a focus on global engagement and international development.

 

For partner academic institutions, our internship programme enables academia to develop a solid relationship with industry and pave the way for joint projects of mutual interest.

 

We invite you to navigate through our website to find out more on how you can be engaged with our company, as a potential partner or as an Intern.

Internship Policy

Internship Purpose and Objectives

  • The internships carried out at 4IP Group aim to provide the trainees with in-depth knowledge and improved management and research techniques in the thematic area of ​​the scope of work to be carried out.
  • Internships provide an understanding and an opportunity to gain real life experience in the specific areas of impact investing, international development PPPs, and evaluation.
  • The internship is carried out according to a work plan previously set with the internship supervisor(s) within an agreed duration and time period.

Qualification and Selection of the Applicant

  • Candidates shall have completed a Bachelor or a Master’s degree in a relevant area such as economics, management, law, international relations, marketing or shall be a full-time or part-time undergraduate or post-graduate student.
  • The applicant shall have demonstrated interest in business development, finance, and international development.
  • The applicant must be in good academic standing.
  • The applicant must be proficient in English, the language of the internship.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience working in a fast-paced environment. The intern must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task, and have strong written and communication skills.
  • All interns complete a minimum 8-week internship.
  • Selection of the applicant shall be the responsibility of 4IP Group after the submission of an application and a follow-up interview.

Internship Schedule and Activities

  • Orientation/induction provided at the start of internship.
  • Emphasis will be given to on-the-job training aspects of the internship. The training schedule and assignments will be patterned to permit the Intern to pursue activities within the agreed area of work.
  • The work can be conducted at home (home-based work) or can take place at identified facilities, as long as the Intern is available by email, skype and/or whatsup, as previously defined with the trainee.
  • The Intern will attend relevant staff meetings, and external meetings that his/her supervisor deems to be appropriate.
  • When required, the Intern will attend meetings involving outside organizations.
  • No travel or food expenses are reimbursable, except for previously agreed meetings or events.

Educational Objectives

Upon completing the 4IP internship, the Intern will:

  1. Have applied the knowledge and skills learned in academia.
  2. Acquire more in-depth knowledge and research techniques in the thematic area of ​​the scope of work to be carried out.
  3. Gain practical experience on the job, by seeing practitioners in action.
  4. Improve their problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills, and hopefully confirm their career interests.
  5. Have general knowledge of a range of activities of a management consulting firm (e.g. professional activities, publications, government affairs).
  6. Understand the need for and purpose of impact investing.
  7. Gain a deeper understanding of international development challenges.

Process

  • Apply to the internship.
  • If you are pre-selected, 4IP Group will reach out to you to gauge your interest and expected learning objectives. An interview will set-up.
  • An agreement will be made as to the conditions of the internship.

 

If you are interested in applying for an internship in a specific area, we encourage you to review our internship policy (above) and our website for more information on our activities or contact us directly at info@4ipgroup.org

 

Application Instructions

Submit the following documents in one electronic submission to info@4ipgroup.com with the subject line “Internship Application”:

  • CV and/or resume
  • Cover letter including the following information:
    • Preferred contact information (full name, mailing address, phone/whatsup, primary email, alternate email, skype)
    • Mention of prior professional experience
    • Motivations and expectations
    • Desired area of work
    • Contacts of two references (name, primary email, phone)
  • Academic transcripts (may also be sent by mail or to the address below).

 

 

4IP actively involved in UNECE PPPs’ initiatives

10 May 18
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Christian Kingombe (1st left) and Thibaut Mourgues (2nd right) celebrate the creation of WAPU at UNECE PPP Forum, Geneva 

The UNECE International PPP forum held in Geneva 7-9 May oversaw important news. UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) and UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) have agreed to join forces to conduct joint Business Advisory Board (BAB) missions to Africa. These missions driven by private sector experts will support African countries in establishing PPP framework, designing effective and bankable PPP programs or projects that will be oriented toward the Sustainable Development Goals.  As an advisor to the BAB, 4IP welcomes this move which will improve coordination and leverage of the international community to support the African continent.

During the same meeting, the founding assembly of the World Association of PPP Units (WAPU) was successfully held. The Association will aim to strengthen the cooperation between PPP units and foster the transition toward People’s First Public Private Partnerships that will directly support SDGs. The Executive Committee of 7 members will comprise representatives of PPP units as well as of private sector. Thibaut Mourgues, Managing Partner of 4IP, was unanimously elected a member of the Executive Committee. 4IP will continue to promote sustainable development through PPPs and will do its utmost to make this initiative an important contributor to sustainable PPPs implementation worldwide.