Doing Business in Africa under a changing climate


Africa is the next frontier for doing business, because of its growing young population and increasing middle class. It also presents significant opportunities for emerging business models in the Green Economy sector that helps address the challenges of climate change.

This course is designed for businesses and individuals to understand how to go about doing business in Africa. It will also give an overview of investment opportunities in key sectors such as education, healthcare, agriculture and the green economy as well as the regulatory landscape.


1.     Doing business in Africa, why?

2.     Identifying opportunities in key African markets

3.     Business Models and Local Innovation in Emerging Economies

4.     The Green Economy in Africa

5.     Climate risks and adaptation for business.

Target audience

The course is intended for;

  • Small and medium size

    businesses/multinationals intending to expand/scale up operations into the Africa

  • Government agencies, business associations and development agencies that support businesses;

  • Universities and colleges of higher education interested in furthering research;

  • Other professionals working in the domain of market-driven development.

Proficiency in English is required.

Course Facilitator

Dr. AM Amis is the Founder of African Centre for a Green Economy (AfriCGE), and is an Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town. AfriCGE is a non-profit think tank and capacity building firm based in South Africa. Dr. Amis has extensive practical experience on doing business in Africa, both as an entrepreneur and strategic advisor to corporations and investors looking to explore business opportunities on the continent. Dr. Amis is also renown thought leader and speaker on green economy issues, and the opportunities it presents for the continent.

Dr. Amis holds a PhD and MSc from the University of Cape Town, and a bachelor’s degree from Moi University, Kenya. He has widely travelled in Africa and regards himself as an authority in African development issues.

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Green Entrepreneurship

The transition to a green economy offers a range of new opportunities that promote sustainable and inclusive economic development. However, to harness these opportunities requires significant skills development. Building understanding on the opportunities presented by the green economy and developing the right skills to exploit those opportunities is critical to the transition. Our green entrepreneurship programme seeks to close this gap, by offering training opportunities to emerging green entrepreneurs.