Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

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.

Mission


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."

 

Leadership


 

 

Awards


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.

 

The Abele Awards are held annually to honor the significant achievements of members of Duke's Black community and their allies on campus. This prestigious event is named in honor of the late Julian Abele who, in addition to designing Duke University's West Campus, was the first Black graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

This award recognizes the strides the club made in building awareness of business opportunities in Africa as well as connecting the wider Duke Community with African professionals in the Triangle area to build a stronger network.