The Kofi Annan Fellowship

For outstanding leadership potential from developing countries

The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries, who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means, to study management at Business School Lausanne and graduate with a prestigious MBA or Master’s degree from BSL.

Upon return to their home countries, the Fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation aims to stimulate local entrepreneurship by creating a new generation of innovative and socially responsible entrepreneurs in developing countries through tailor made and practice-oriented study programs.

BSL will search for these talents, select them, provide preparation if needed; give fair compensation for expenses like travel, accommodation, and program fees; and guide the Fellows through their stay at the School. After graduation, BSL will offer support to the Fellows in starting their new careers and building a network among the future Kofi Annan alumni.

Under the umbrella of the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation, BSL is joining forces with associated Kofi Annan business schools to create a scalable number of successful Kofi Annan Fellowships.

Business School Lausanne will not charge tuition or study related fees during the 1-year MBA or Master’s program. We do, however, need your help to cover the living costs of the Kofi Annan Fellows during their time in Switzerland.

Let us make a difference in the world together! Your involvement would be highly appreciated.

For more information, you can download the brochure or contact daniele.ticli@bsl-lausanne.ch

Kofi Annan Scholarship recipients Angus Goliath (left) and Mahlubandile Dyonase

 

The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation

Initiative
The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation is a joint initiative of the Public Advice International Foundation (PA International), Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Vlerick), Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (HU), ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, BSL Business School Lausanne, and Nova School of Business, Lisbon. The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation has selected one business school per country to collaborate with in this initiative. The academic partners were chosen on the basis of vision, academic study programs, research and geographic location. Learn more at www.kabsf.org

Mission
The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation aims to stimulate local entrepreneurship by creating a new generation of innovative and socially responsible entrepreneurs in developing countries through tailor-made and practice-oriented study programs.
The initiative is an implementation of the UN Millennium Development Goals project and directly contributes to the targets of achieving full and productive employment and decent work for all, integrating the principles of sustainable development, and creating global partnerships for development in cooperation with the private sector.
The objective of the Foundation for the coming years is to expand the number of business schools associated with the Foundation and to find more companies and industries willing to become business partners and sponsors of the Foundation from a corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective in order to provide more opportunities for more talented students.
The associated business schools, in close cooperation with the business sector, aim to create a platform that will actively stimulate the exchange of knowledge and best practices with small and medium-sized enterprises in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America in order to generate innovative business solutions that can contribute to economic growth and poverty alleviation in developing countries.