I&P publishes its second global impact report


Investisseurs & Partenaires publishes the second edition of its annual impact report, a summary of our impact mission and the most significant achievements and progress made in 2021.

In a time period strongly marked by the Covid-19 crisis, I&P's teams have grown stronger, new projects have been launched and support for African entrepreneurs is more necessary and useful than ever.


A retrospective on the Education Forum organized by Ashoka in Dakar, with the participation of the I&P Education and Employment team



The NGO Ashoka Sahel, in partnership with the Education and Cooperation Foundation (EDUCO), organized the Education Forum on November 4 and 5, 2021, in Dakar. This forum brought together more than 60 actors of the educational community. Fatoumata Thiam, Business Manager of the I&P Education and Employment program, was among the speakers.


TgMaster University

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Achille KOUKOU and Léonce ANO
Country: Ivory Coast
A propos:

TgMaster University is a new and innovative training offer in Côte d'Ivoire, proposed by TgMaster group, an Ivorian company created in 2013. Tg Master specializes in training students in relevant subject matter areas and supporting those wishing to access business school education in Europe through private tutoring, coaching, and mentoring services to enable them to take certified international tests in support of their applications. Since 2013, TgMaster has accompanied more than 700 young people and has inserted 300 young people in its partner schools in Côte d'Ivoire and abroad.

Building on its experience, this pioneering university welcomed its first students in October 2021 and offers courses in the field of digital and management, on-campus in Abidjan, and soon in delocalized branches throughout Côte d'Ivoire.

The university is supported by renowned academic partners, including business schools based in France (Media School Group and Audencia Business School).

TgMaster University aims to improve the employability of young people in Côte d'Ivoire by developing their skills and abilities and by anticipating the needs of tomorrow.



Of Ivorian origin, Achille KOUKOU, is a trained engineer. He graduated from the prestigious Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Yamoussoukro and from a French business school, EM Lyon. He has held various positions in France in financial companies such as Mazars, the Banque Postale, BNP Paribas...

Passionate about education and the issue of employability of African youth, Achille also launched and managed an incubator in Abidjan (5K Startups Hub), founded a training and insertion company for vulnerable youth (Actinobis), before devoting himself to the development of TgMaster University.

Telecom and network engineer, Léonce Ano is also a graduate of the prestigious Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Yamoussoukro and of the IESE Business School in Barcelona. He has various experiences in different countries : Spain, the United Kingdom, Kenya. He has a certain experience in the field of education, he held the position of secretary-general and teacher at the MDE Business School in Abidjan. He also contributed with Achille to the launch of 5K Startups Hub and Actinobis. Currently a Ph.D. student in Barcelona, he is preparing a thesis on artificial intelligence and business management and, simultaneously, plans his return to Côte d'Ivoire to take part in the university’s management.



Through its I&P Education to Employment* program, I&P has committed to working alongside TgMaster University to :

Support the launch of the university, the training of its management, and the establishment of a quality learning environment

⇒ Support the university's digitalization strategy, through the construction of a blended learning program (face-to-face and distance learning)

⇒ Support the expansion of the university in the regions of Côte d'Ivoire through the installation of connection points in several cities

⇒ Support the establishment of a scholarship program, particularly targeting young women from disadvantaged backgrounds, and ensure sustainable funding

⇒ Etablish policies and practices to protect learners on campus



⇒ Strengthen the attractiveness of the quality educational offer in Côte d'Ivoire, in partnership with international schools

⇒ Strengthen the local employability of young people and encourage the return to Côte d'Ivoire for students who have gone abroad.

⇒ Enable young people, women, and vulnerable populations to access training that meets the needs of the Ivorian job market.



Since February 2021, I&P has partnered with Mastercard Foundation in its I&P Education to Employment initiative, a joint financing program aimed at improving access to relevant and quality education on the African continent.

The partnership between I&P Education to Employment and Mastercard Foundation specifically aims to support 30 education entrepreneurs in 3 target countries (Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal) over 3 years. The partner companies will receive funding and technical assistance to support them in their digital transformation, resilience, and growth strategy as well as in the implementation of social inclusion and employability measurement mechanisms.


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In portfolio since: 2021

I&P takes the floor at Advans Côte d'Ivoire's special Education Meet-up


The beginning of school is a key moment in Ivorian society. It is also an opportunity to question the national education system's evolution.

On September 10, 2021, Advans Côte d'Ivoire, a microcredit company for SMEs, gathered a panel for their event called "Special Meet-up" around a key question: "Education system in Côte d'Ivoire, what challenges for school leaders and learners?


In partnership with Mastercard Foundation, I&P launches the Education to Employment program in Abidjan.


On Thursday, October 21, 2021, I&P in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, presented the I&P Education to Employment (IP2E) program during a conference debate on the theme "Financing the education sector in Côte d'Ivoire".

More information about Education to Employment program

Moderated by Fatou Yatabaré, Managing Director of Africa Radio Côte d'Ivoire, the event brought together 3 speakers:


Lomé Business School

Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Financement d'amorçage
Entrepreneur: Fulgence Amani et Patience Adjivon
Country: Togo
A propos:

Lomé Business School ( LSB) is a university offering training courses in Information Technology Management  and Business Management in Lomé, Togo. LBS opened  in 2013 with 13 students and has 117 students today. 30% of the students are coming from 8 countries in the West African sub-region, Cameroon and Gabon.


Born in Côte d'Ivoire, Fulgence Amani (CEO of LBS) studied in Côte d'Ivoire and in France. As a telecommunication engineer from ITES (Institut des Technologies et Spécialités), he worked as an IT engineer in Abidjan before continuing his studies in France where he got a master's degree in finance at SKEMA. After several years in IT Management in France at Total and Capgemini, he worked as an IT and Fintech consultant and worked with clients such as Orange Bank, Ernst & Young and Société Générale in Africa. For the past ten years, Fulgence Amani has also held teaching positions at USTA-Ouagadougou and ESSCA Paris in addition to his consulting activities before co-founding LBS with his wife, Patience Adjivon.

Marketing Director of LBS, Patience Adjivon holds a master's degree in R&D and Biotechnology from Paris VI. With a rich professional background on missions as a laboratory researcher in healthcare in France (Institut Jacques Monod, Institut Cochin, Sanofi, Pierre Fabre) and at Cap Gemini as a Fintech project coordinator, she co-founded LBS.


LBS is supported by I&P through education and employment component of I&P Acceleration in Sahel program (IP2E).

The funding and support provided to LBS aims to :

  • Set up an e-learning platform to digitalize a large part of the training program
  • Strengthen the pedagogical equipment of the school
  • Set up a pedagogical engineering process including aspects related to digitalization


  • Strengthen access to quality higher education in Togo
In portfolio since: 2021

Presentation of the feasibility study for the creation of a first impact fund dedicated to education in Africa

Presented exclusively in July 2019 at the Sorbonne, the feasibility study on education in Africa was published by the Fondation pour Études et Recherches sur le Développement International (FERDI). The conduct of this study is a key step in the implementation of the first impact programme dedicated to education and vocational training in Africa, I&P Education to Employment.