University Alliance

The Alliance

In 2019 the Foundation launched the E4Impact African University Alliance.

The vision of the Alliance is “To be the largest internationally recognised pan-African community of universities promoting high-impact social and environmental entrepreneurship on the African Continent and beyond.”

It currently counts 30 African Universities among its member institutions.

The Principles

The members of the Alliance are inspired by the following principles:

  • Entrepreneurship as a driver for inclusive and sustainable growth and job creation;
  • Education, research and innovation as a key factors to assure economic and social empowerment;
  • Academic collaboration as a way of strengthening entrepreneurship across Africa;
  • Partnership between African and International institutions as leverage for mutual growth.

As Alliance members, in partnership with Università Cattolica of Milan, the universities can take part in the following activities:

The Research

The Alliance convenes a monthly meeting in which members share best practices and plan future research initiatives. This activities foster cross-country collaboration among faculty, staff and impact entrepreneurs.

Research Activities

The PhD

Each year faculty members from the Management and Agribusiness departments of Alliance schools have privileged access to the international Phd program of the Uganda Martyrs University and Università Cattolica.

The PhD Program

MBAs and Courses

The members of the Alliance can offer the E4Impact Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship as well as International Certificate in Entrepreneurship or customized courses for the local executive markets.

MBAs and Courses

The Alliance Council

In 2022 the Foundation established the E4Impact Alliance Council, which involves key African stakeholders in the governance of the Foundation. Precisely, it is structured as follows:

  • Foundation CEO and General Manager;
  • Alliance General Secretary;
  • A maximum of ten Representatives from the E4Impact African University Alliance;
  • A maximum of three Alumni that have attended an E4Impact MBA;
  • Up to five Impact Stakeholders operating in the territories where the Foundation is present.

The Alliance Council meets at least twice a year. Its role is to make proposals regarding the development of the Alumni community, international fundraising, new partner identification, and engagement of key local stakeholders.

The Alliance Council appoints from among its members three representatives to participate in the Foundation’s Steering Board: two from the E4Impact African University Alliance and one Alumni Representative.