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About I&P Education to Employment

I&P Education to Employment is a blended finance program that aims to improve access to relevant, quality education and strengthen job training to better meet employers' needs.

The program will finance and support private institutions or companies producing education-related goods, services and technologies.

Status               Fundraising
Size (target)     €50 million
Access Fund    €16 million (€10,5 raised)
Tickets              €500,000 - €5million
Sectors             Education & Training

 The program in a nutshell

An innovative blended finance program, consisting of an impact fund (equity and quasi-equity contribution, tickets from €500,000 to €5 million over a period of 5 to 7 years) and an access fund (seed financing, interest-free loans, technical assistance).

⇒ Targets: the program is aimed at African companies operating in higher education and training schools as well as ancillary services (publishing houses, Ed tech etc.)

⇒ Geographic focus: the program will focus on West Africa, including the Sahel, Central Africa, and the Indian Ocean - all of which are largely underserved by investors in education and development finance institutions (2/3 of investments). Investment opportunities will also be considered in North Africa and English-speaking countries.

 

Partners of the project

The initial partnership for the design and conception of the fund consists of the Government of Monaco as sponsor and funder, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) as operator, and FERDI (Foundation for Research on International Development) as academic partner.

 

The Government of the Principality’s international development policy, which prioritises combatting poverty, supports more than 130 projects every year in 11 partner countries, primarily least developed countries. The aid focuses on four key areas of intervention to develop human capital - health, education, socio-economic integration and since 2018 food security - and prioritizes the most vulnerable populations (women, children, refugees, people with disabilities).

The Foundation for Studies and Research on International Development (FERDI), was created in 2003 on the initiative of CERDI (University of Auvergne and CNRS). Its purpose is to promote a fuller understanding of international economic development and the factors that influence it. It supports research activities that make use of the most modern and most directly relevant instruments of economics to study development, and seeks to strengthen the potential of the French-speaking world in this area.

The team

Aya Moukala

I&P Education and Employment Portfolio Manager

Aya Moukala

I&P Education and Employment Portfolio Manager

Aya joined the Abidian office in January 2022 as a portfolio manager for I&P Education and Employment.

Ben Kouakou

Director of Operations I&P Education to Employment

Ben Kouakou

Director of Operations I&P Education to Employment

Ben joined I&P in December 2020 as Director of Operations of the program I&P Education to Employment.

Elodie Hanff Koundouno

ESG / Impact Manager for I&P Education to Employment

Elodie Hanff Koundouno

ESG / Impact Manager for I&P Education to Employment

Elodie joined I&P in May 2021, she is the ESG / Impact Manager of the I&P Education and Employment program.

Elodie Yahaud

I&P Education to Employment Communication Officer

Elodie Yahaud

I&P Education to Employment Communication Officer

Elodie Yahaud is in charge of communication for I&P Education and Employment since August 2021. 

Fatoumata THIAM

Portfolio Manager - I&P Education to Employment

Fatoumata THIAM

Portfolio Manager - I&P Education to Employment

Fatoumata is in charge of the I&P Education and Employment portfolio in Senegal since May 2021.

Fleur Madinier

Project Manager (VIM)

Fleur Madinier

Project Manager (VIM)

Fleur joined I&P in January 2022 as Project Manager for I&P Education and Employment in Senegal as part of an International Volunteering of Monaco.

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Koumba Anouma

Director of the I&P Education and Employment Access Facility

Koumba Anouma

Director of the I&P Education and Employment Access Facility

Koumba joined the Côte d'Ivoire office in December 2021 as the Access Facility Manager for the I&P Education and Employment program.

Manuela BOMA-ATTA

I&P Education and Employment Safeguarding Officer

Manuela BOMA-ATTA

I&P Education and Employment Safeguarding Officer

Manuela Boma-Atta joined I&P in April 2021 as I&P Education and Employment Safeguarding Officer.

Marcel ETCHIAN

Seed Manager - I&P Education to Employment

Marcel ETCHIAN

Seed Manager - I&P Education to Employment

Marcel is in charge of seed funding for the programs I&P Acceleration in Sahel and I&P Education and Employment since May 2021. 

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OluDele Sonekan

Portfolio manager I&P Education to Employment

OluDele Sonekan

Portfolio manager I&P Education to Employment

OluDele Sonekan is I&P Education and Employment Portfolio Manager in Ghana.

Focus: the feasibility study conducted by FERDI

Between September 2018 and May 2019, FERDI has conducted a feasibility study in order to guide on the strategy of conception of the impact fund. The study focused specifically on:

⇒ Gaining a better understanding of the African challenges in the sector of education

Identifying good educational practices that can be developed and spread more widely by the private sector

Analyzing the economic models of private operators in education

⇒ Reflecting on the role and potential contributions of impact investors in the sector

 

Discover the feasibility study

Download the executive summary: in French  | in English

 

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