Country: Ivory Coast
Sector of activity: Education & Training
Status: Seed funding
Associed fund: I&P Education et emploi
In portfolio since: 2023

The first campus of the EDHEC Group was opened in Abidjan, in 2003. Then, Bouaké and San Pedro campuses opened respectively in 2009 and 2012. EDHEC group offers Higher Education diplomas in the Industrial and Tertiary sectors.

One of the main objectives of EDHEC is to make education accessible to all. Therefore, the school has introduced a discount policy for students coming from disadvantaged backgrounds and who do not benefit from government scholarships. As a result, ~100% of their students receive each year a scholarship either from the government or the school.



Paul Dakuyo is the founder and the General Manager of EDHEC GROUP. He holds an MBA in Business Administration from the American Pacific University (1988), a DESS in Economic Diagnosis from the Faculty of Economic Sciences of Grenoble (1994), and a PhD in Business Administration from the Washington International University. After his studies, he returned to Côte d'Ivoire where he has been teaching for 38 years. Passionate about education, and willing to contribute to the decentralization of the educational system he decided to create the EDHEC Group in 2003, as well as NIMBA Consulting (in 2004), a training and placement firm.



Through its I&P Education to Employment program, I&P is committed to working with EDHEC Group to:

Improve the EDHEC IT Pack

allow all the students to have access to books by subscribing to a digital library that will be accessible on all the campuses through the IT rooms.

open a laboratory for a food processing program in San-Pedro

open an infirmary in San Pedro

improve equipment in the multimedia room equipment and  internet connection

train career center agents



Boost the employability of young people

Improve the quality of training provision through the acquisition of new equipment and services