Welcome to the Duke Business In Africa Club
The Duke Business In Africa Club is a diversity club led by young business leaders with a deep desire to make a positive impact on Africa. Through our activities, we provide the Fuqua and Duke communities with the tools to take action in the areas of choice. Our annual conference provides an avenue for the broader community of young professionals interested in the development of Africa to start and continue impactful conversations.
Our mission is to educate our student body and wider community about the business opportunities that exist in Africa. We are looking to inspire people to get involved in Africa, and to claim their place in an increasingly important economic region. We accomplish this by providing our members and community with the tools and information to take action.
Duke Business In Africa Conference
The 2018 keynote speaker for the Duke Business in Africa Conference was Uzoma Dozie, CEO of Diamond Bank. The impressive growth of several African economies was well discussed during the conference. We explored one of the key drivers of this growth, INNOVATION - seen across education, mobile payment platforms, drug distribution etc. and how we can harness it for further growth and true prosperity under the theme: "Innovation for Africa: The Continent's Instrument for Growth and Prosperity."
The Business in Africa Club won the Curt Blackman Graduate Organization of the Year Award at the Abele Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 14th 2018.