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Program Partners

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies

Johnson & Johnson is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. Over 114,000 employees at more than 250 Johnson & Johnson companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of more than a billion people every day throughout the world. For more information, visit Johnson & Johnson’s giving is inspired by Our Credo responsibility to the communities in which we live and work. Our philanthropic efforts support partnership programmes that contribute to life changing, long-term differences in human health.

Global Business School Network (GBSN)

gbsn logo partnersThe Global Business School Network is a non-profit organisation that partners with business schools, industry, foundations and aid agencies to improve access to quality, locally relevant management education for the developing world. With a growing network of over 70 business schools on 6 continents, GBSN fosters cross-border networking, knowledge sharing and collaboration both within network membership and with the broader business education and development communities. GBSN’s international events, programmes and thought leadership foster, demonstrate and advocate for management education as a critical component of economic and social development efforts.

Amref Health Africa


Amref Health Africa’s mission is to improve health and healthcare in Africa. We aim to ensure that every African can enjoy the right to good health by helping to create vibrant networks of informed and empowered communities and health care providers working together in strong health systems. Our extensive experience in development of human resources for health targets a diverse range of health professionals, from primary health care workers to field surgeons. Amref Health Africa has a strong regional presence and close working relationships with communities, governments, key development agencies, academic institutions, and the private sector, with a current funding base of over $80m annually.


University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

Ranked as the top business school in Africa, the GSB has four decades of success in developing business leaders. GSB graduates consistently go on to achieve highly in all sectors of society and all over the world. Their success creates an enduring reputation for the School. GSB programmes are at the cutting edge of management education. The School continually pushes the boundaries and challenges students on every level to ensure that they grow both personally and professionally. The GSB is taking the lead in South Africa in developing a business school that is adapted to the circumstances of a country and continent where the imperatives are democratisation, international competitiveness and economic growth.


Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

GIMPA, established in 1961, is the leading management development institution in Ghana and West Africa. As a topmost Ghanaian management development institute, GIMPA aims to be a world-class centre of excellence for training, consultancy and research in leadership, business management, and public administration, using top class and motivated staff with state-of-the-art facilities. The MDI is conducted under the auspices of the Centre for Management Development, the training and development arm of the Business School, offering programmes and courses in several professional development areas. Specialising primarily in executive education, CMD’s goal is delivery of programmes that build and strengthen the capacity of public and private organisations. To achieve this goal, CMD develops and implements costeffective training specifically designed to enhance the ability of participants in effective and efficient management in order to stimulate sustainable economic growth. The training programmes combine the very best in academics and theory with practical application.


Institut supérieur de management/International School of Management (ISM Dakar)

ISM Dakar

The ISM is the first private higher education institution founded in Senegal in 1992. The main objective was to train human resources for a new type of professionals. The ISM started with only 25 students and now has nearly 3,500 students in 8 campuses in Senegal and hosts nearly 40 nationalities. All of ISM’s programmes are recognised by the State of Senegal, by CAMES (African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education) and are members of EFMD, the European accreditation body. They deliver after three years of
learning a superior management degree (DSG) and more than twelve Masters (finance, marketing, human resources, etc.). They also offer two high-level executives programmes – an International MBA and a Ph.D. in Management.


Nova School of Business and Economics (NOVA SBE)

nova school of business logo partner mdiThe Nova School of Business and Economics is one of the most prestigious European schools in the areas of Economics, Finance and Management, and the leader in research, teaching and executive education in Portugal. Nova SBE is one of the few schools in the world to hold the Triple Crown accreditation, and the exclusive Portuguese member of the Global Business School Network and CEMS – Global Alliance in Management Education. Nova SBE’s commitment to Africa is clear, as the School has been focused on the production of international quality research on topics relevant to emerging African economies and has successfully organised several executive and capacity-building programmes in Angola through its subsidiary, the Nova Angola Business School. The first MDI programme in Portuguese-speaking Africa is managed by NOVAFRICA, a knowledge center of Nova SBE, whose mission is to produce expertise with an impact on business and economic development in Africa, with a focus on Portuguese-speaking countries.

MDI Partners