LDI Africa

LDI Africa Landmark Development Initiative (LDI) Africa Landmark Development Initiative (LDI) Africa is a nonprofit social enterprise that contributes to socio-economic development in Africa by deploying the talents of young African Diaspora and youth citizens from outside of the continent to nonprofits and small businesses that are struggling to attract skilled professionals.
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We celebrate our Mandela Washington Fellow's completion of service with our good friends from the South African Embassy ...
08/30/2019

We celebrate our Mandela Washington Fellow's completion of service with our good friends from the South African Embassy in Washington DC. Inhlanhla Ienhle Thabo!

"The business of development is a question of scale - how do we help this non-profit from serving 60 homeless children t...
08/23/2019

"The business of development is a question of scale - how do we help this non-profit from serving 60 homeless children to serve 6 000? How do we partner with this tech organization from serving 5 000 underprivileged school children to serve 5 000 000?"

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/low-hanging-fruits

08/20/2019
Launch Dayton

Shout out to Kait Brown a member of our selection board for her new social enterprise, Savorista, that is changing the world with the power of coffee!

Kait & Daniel traveled the world to bring you the best caffeine-concious coffee — Savorista Coffee offers high-quality coffee beans, decaffeinated through natural processes, & small-batch roasted to order.

Decaf drinkers comprise about 15% of the US coffee market, making the segment worth about $1B, Kait shares.

Try a sample & learn more next Friday at Early Risers (August 2019)!

(Please note the new time/location — pitches will kick off promptly at 8a in the BarryStaff Community Room, 230 Webster St.)

"I came to the USA to study Leadership in Civic Engagement so I can use the skills and experience to build on the work I...
08/16/2019
Gamble with Care

"I came to the USA to study Leadership in Civic Engagement so I can use the skills and experience to build on the work I do back in South Africa. In the nine weeks, I have been here I have been exposed to so much knowledge that my head literally hurts. "

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/gamble-with-care

As an entrepreneur and coach, I work with successful professionals and organizations across Africa to identify and capitalize on their personal/brand strengths to achieve business goals. We use different tools to help the client remain mindful, focused and committed to the achievement of their goals...

"American work email culture is too informal. Hi, Hey, Hello. Simple. In America, you don't have to consult the dictiona...
08/13/2019

"American work email culture is too informal. Hi, Hey, Hello. Simple. In America, you don't have to consult the dictionary when writing emails. Be direct in your communication. No stories! Get to the point, they will hang up on you. Trust me! 😂 (I am okay now, thank you)."

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/working-in-the-usa

We are pleased to welcome Thabo Godfrey Mongatane !https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/ldi-africa-welcomes-thabo-mongat...
08/05/2019
LDI Africa Welcomes Thabo Mongatane, Mandela Washington Fellow

We are pleased to welcome Thabo Godfrey Mongatane !

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/ldi-africa-welcomes-thabo-mongatane-mandela-washington-fellow

We are proud to welcome Thabo Mongatane to the LDI Africa staff team as Mandela Washington Fellow. Thabo Mongatane is a visionary South African Chartered Accountant, Business Coach and Professional Speaker who is dedicated to addressing high unemployment and poverty in Africa. He completed a Leaders...

This newly established partnership creates an unparalleled opportunity for LDI Africa to advance the work of creating th...
10/29/2018
LDI Africa - MEST Africa Partners Towards New Opportunities for Leadership Development in Africa

This newly established partnership creates an unparalleled opportunity for LDI Africa to advance the work of creating the platform to bridge the gap of human and financial capital necessary to bolster the growth of Africa’s private and public institutions.

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/ldi-africa-mest-africa-partners-towards-new-opportunities-for-leadership-development-in-africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: John-Ubong Silas, VP of Partnerships, 202.740.6873, [email protected] LDI Africa - MEST Africa Partners Towards New Opportunities for Leadership Development in Africa WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2018 - LDI Africa, a social enterprise providing technical as...

Great conversation at LDI Africa's Talent Africa Series on Africa as the next frontier for business, social enterprise a...
09/19/2018

Great conversation at LDI Africa's Talent Africa Series on Africa as the next frontier for business, social enterprise and change-making. Many thanks to our partners #georgewashingtonuniversity #oneacrefund #yalifellowship #africabusinessfellowship

LDI Africa's Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program application for 2019 cohort opens on October 1, 2018. For more details visit www.ldiafrica.org

09/18/2018
PRESS RELEASE - Are you in the DMV area and seeking opportunities for international service and impact? Join us tomorrow...
09/17/2018
Just announced! 2018 Talent Africa Series

PRESS RELEASE - Are you in the DMV area and seeking opportunities for international service and impact? Join us tomorrow 9/18 at The Elliott School Building, Room 602, George Washington University. Featured programs include Mandela YALI Fellowship, Africa Business Fellowship, One Acre Fund and of course LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program. To RSVP and read the entire press release, please visit -
https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/just-announced-2018-talent-africa-series

LDI Africa partners with the George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs for the annual Talent Africa SeriesWASHINGTON, DC, September 17, 2018 – Africa, the next frontier of global service is now open for business. This is the response of many African governments and privat...

09/05/2018

Talent Africa Series at Geroge Washington University, September 18.

Africa is now open for business is the response of many African governments and private sector leaders to the lingering, Aid versus Trade, Local versus Global debate as the way forward for Africa’s development.

This edition of Talent Africa Series spotlights specific service opportunities and organizations that are offering opportunities which spur global professional and leadership development. An emphasis will be placed on Africa related prospects.

Come out and explore the possibilities.

RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talent-africa-series-tickets-49515519251

08/31/2018
Gbenga Ogunjimi - Chief Storyteller

Founder/CEO LDI Africa Gbenga Ogunjimi talks about his new book Borderless Voice: The Power of Telling Your Story and Defining Your Identity on VoA Africa 54 show.

Are you ready to find YOUR Borderless Voice? Have you discovered the power of YOUR story and identity?

Gbenga Ogunjimi, author of the book Borderless Voice: The Power of Telling Your Story and Defining Your Identity, talks with Voice of America about how to do just that.

The book tells the story and reveals the life strategies of people who by telling their stories and defining their identity were able to
change the trajectory of their businesses, careers, and lives.

The message of the book is this – no matter where you come from, you are not the product of the environment from which you came, but the narrative that you give yourself. By choosing your story rather than it choosing you, YOU determine who you are.

Get the book here: http://bit.ly/borderlessvoicebook

Making Connections for Lasting Impact: EIFP Deadline11/15!Sometimes connections can come in the most unlikely of places ...
11/14/2017

Making Connections for Lasting Impact: EIFP Deadline11/15!

Sometimes connections can come in the most unlikely of places and lead to unexpected and surprising results. These are the stories that are the most encouraging and affirming of the work we do at LDI Africa. Recently, LDI Africa received news that one of the finalists of the EIFP program, Winston Reid, had left his job in New York and moved to Morocco to join an exciting new venture supporting African startups. This all had happened after meeting Kenza Lahlou during the EIFP application process and staying touch.

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/making-connections-for-lasting-impact-eifp-deadline11-15

11/02/2017
APPLY 2018 LDI Africa Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program

NOMINATE A FELLOW TODAY. LDI Africa is now accepting applications for paid fellowships at Africa's best nonprofit and profit organizations. Fellows serve in organizations such as One Acre Fund in East Africa, Emerging Cooking Solutions - Zambia Ltd in Southern Africa, Startup your life in North Africa and Jumia in West Africa.Deadline - Nov 15.
Apply at https://www.ldiafrica.org/pages/emerging-internship-fellowship-program-africa

Informational Webinar - Couldn't join the Talent Africa Series in Washington DC? Watch the EIFP webinar at APSIA - Assoc...
10/12/2017
Diversity in International Service: APSIA Webinar Featuring LDI Africa

Informational Webinar - Couldn't join the Talent Africa Series in Washington DC? Watch the EIFP webinar at APSIA - Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs to learn more about LDI Africa's story and 2018 EIFP benefits, timelines and application process.

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/diversity-in-international-service-apsia-webinar-featuring-ldi-africa

LDI Africa was recently featured in an APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs) webinar addressing the lack of diversity in internat

The 2018 LDI Africa Fellowship program starts accepting applications on October 1, 2017. Learn more about LDI Africa and...
09/26/2017
Talent Africa Series

The 2018 LDI Africa Fellowship program starts accepting applications on October 1, 2017. Learn more about LDI Africa and existing partnerships for service and employment opportunities in Africa at our Talent Africa Series, October11, at GWU. For information and registration follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talent-africa-series-tickets-38051155029

Talent Africa SeriesGlobal Professionals - Emerging Opportunities in International Service and LeadershipAbout EventAs global interconnectedness continues to accelerate at an ever far-reaching pace, there is a need for the next generation of leaders to expand their professional development opportuni...

09/26/2017
Dominic Adongo, 2017 LDI Africa Fellow, on supporting and expanding the burgeoning Zambian alternative energy industry.

Fellows continue to make lasting financial and technical impact on the emerging alternative energy industry in Zambia. Read the latest blog update at: https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news/dominic-adongo-2017-ldi-africa-fellow-on-supporting-and-expanding-the-burgeoning-zambian-alternative-energy-industry

My role in Emerging Cooking Solutions continues to be an exciting one, with a lot of impact and achievements. The month of August was a good one, as the company

LDI Africa 2017 Fellow Meets Vice President of Zambia! "I was privileged to have a direct meeting and shake hands with t...
08/04/2017

LDI Africa 2017 Fellow Meets Vice President of Zambia!
"I was privileged to have a direct meeting and shake hands with the second most-powerful person in Zambia."
Read more on our blog: https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news

Stay tuned for the next Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program cohort application. You can read the stories and experi...
07/04/2017

Stay tuned for the next Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program cohort application. You can read the stories and experiences of our current Fellows serving at Emerging Cooking Solutions Zambia - https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news

2017 LDI Fellows begin their work in Zambia!  "I have lived with people from different nationalities and cultures, inclu...
06/23/2017
www.ldiafrica.org

2017 LDI Fellows begin their work in Zambia!

"I have lived with people from different nationalities and cultures, including fellow Africans in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Namibia, but was still interested in exploring Zambian culture. As I expected, I was received with open arms, and the contact person at my host organization had prepared the ground for me."

https://www.ldiafrica.org/blogs/news

11/22/2016
Africa 54

APPLY for a paid opportunity to serve at Africa's best profit and nonprofit organizations. Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program is now accepting applications from rising business and development leaders from around the world. Deadline is November 30.
http://www.ldiafrica.org/pages/emerging-internship-fellowship-program-africa

VOA's Esther Githui-Ewart interviews Gbenga Ogunijimi, founder and CEO of LDI (Landmark Development Initiative) Africa. His organization is working to bring skills from abroad, back to Africa by tapping the skills of the African diaspora in the U.S. and around the world.

Join our informational webinar with Shaina Silva of Generation Enterprise about the Emerging Institutions Fellowship Pro...
11/20/2016
LDI Africa Informational Webinar 2016 - Splash

Join our informational webinar with Shaina Silva of Generation Enterprise about the Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program on November 22, from noon to 1pm Eastern time. RSVP via https://ldiafricainformationalwebinar2.splashthat.com/

Applications for the next Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program close November 30, 2016 The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP) provides hands-on service opportunities for global young business and development leaders at Africa’s leading profit and nonprofit firms. The program is desi...

Tiphub Africa
08/24/2016
Tiphub Africa

Tiphub Africa

7 days left for African Startups to apply to tiphub's #DiasporaDemo Pan-African Accelerator. Apply at www.f6s.com/tiphubafrica/apply The program brings a cohort of 10-12 entrepreneurs with technology enabled businesses and social enterprises that Africa and the Diaspora in an 8 week program with a 1 week residency in Washington DC, a 1 week roadshow showcasing the cohort to institutional impact investors and diaspora angels and featuring the Diaspora Demo Summit. Learn more at www.diasporademo.com

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