Welcome to Made In Africa Foundation
Creating the vision to build a better Africa
Made In Africa Foundation was founded in 2011 by Ozwald Boateng, Kola Aluko and Atlantic Energy to support and fund master plans and feasibility studies for transformational and large scale developments and infrastructure projects across the African continent.

“It’s a well-known statistic that US$400 million of funding for feasibility studies and master plans across sub-Saharan Africa would develop over US$100 billion of infrastructure projects, which in turn would create a trillion dollars of value across Africa. The first step is often the hardest and we have created this Foundation with Atlantic Energy to make that step easier for Africans.”  Ozwald Boateng
Mission
The Made in Africa Foundation was set up to
  • Provide finance for feasibility studies for African businesses and projects  involved in the development of major infrastructure projects across Africa
  • Introduce a funding mechanism to assist successful businesses in Africa to transform their existing investments and prospects
  • Give Africa Independence through development and infrastructure


Our Future, Made in Africa: a film by Ozwald Boateng





Our Future, Made in Africa: Event Highlights


 


 
Sponsors

Atlantic Energy

Atlantic Energy is a private upstream oil and gas company founded by Nigerian and international Exploration & Production executives with an extensive track record, market-leading insight and experience in the Nigerian independent E&P sector. Atlantic currently operates only in Nigeria and is dedicated to its partners and communities through its Enduring Commitment sustainability programme.


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Latest News

7th April 2014
 

Launch of Comer Africa Real Estate (C.A.R.E.)
 
Comer Africa Real Estate (C.A.R.E.) today announced the launch of a joint venture between Made in Africa Foundation and the Comer Group of the UK which will become the leading developer of cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, on the same day as the UN sponsored 7th World Urban Forum launched its “Cities for Life” program calling for planned urban environments.

19th December 2013
 

PRESS RELEASE: Africa’s largest planned urban redevelopment project gets underway with the Made In Africa Foundation and world-renowned architect David Adjaye 
 
Ozwald Boateng OBE, international designer and co-founder of the Made in Africa Foundation and Chris Cleverly, CEO, alongside David Adjaye OBE, architect of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington and the Nobel Peace Centre, Oslo, presented their vision to the Government of Uganda on the Foundation’s lead project: the urban regeneration of 160 acres of the Naguru-Nakawa areas of Kampala, Uganda.

26 September 2013
 

PRESS RELEASE: Made in Africa Foundation Co-Founder Ozwald Boateng and African Development Bank Launch Africa50 Fund to lift 200 Million Africans Out of Poverty
 
The historic alliance between MIAF and AfDB was launched formally at NASDAQ at 9.00 am today. Present were:  Jamie Foxx; Jay-Z; Ozwald Boateng; MIAF Co-founder Kola Aluko; Nkosazana Diamini-Zuma, Chairperson of the AU and Sam Kutesa, next president of the UN General Assembly.
 
The $500m Africa 50 Poject Development fund will be sponsored by MIAF and AfDB, supported by the invesment expertise of US-based investment advisory, Capri Global LLC.

15 June 2013
 

PRESS RELEASE: African Development Bank and Made in Africa Foundation sign MoU to promote Infrastructure investment
 

Organisations recognize strategic importance of African infrastructure and create partnership to promote progress.
 
The African Development Bank, Africa’s premier development financing institution, signed a key Memorandum of Understanding with Made in Africa Foundation.
 
The MoU was signed by the African Development Bank’s First Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Emmanuel Mbi and Made in Africa Foundation’s CEO, Chris Cleverly.
 

7 June 2013
 
CNN International: Opinion Piece by Ozwald Boateng “New wind of change is blowing through Africa”
 

“When change comes, it comes all of a sudden, leaving only a remembrance of the past, a previous present, as its memorial.

 “A moment as sudden as British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's realization that there was a ‘wind of change blowing through this continent, whether we like it or not’ prior to the granting of independence to so many African people 50 years ago. It is this wind that now blows again over Africa.”

 
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3 June 2013
 
Press Release: Made in Africa Foundation Signs Key Co-operation Agreement with Olusegun Obasanjo Foundation to Promote Progress in Africa
 
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29 May 2013
 
Our Future, Made In Africa

Made in Africa Foundation and the Africa Development Bank hosted a Gala Event at the Taj Palace Marrakech

 
Musical performances from John Legend, Youssou N'Dour and a unique fashion show celebrating creative talent from three top African designers. At the event, the Made in Africa Foundation presented a special award to Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank.

At the event a film by Ozwald Boateng: "Our Future, Made In Africa" was premiered.

 


4 May 2013
 

BBC Radio 4 Today Programme: interview with Ozwald Boateng
 

Ozwald Boateng told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "The infrastructure in Africa is really what's holding Africa back. The reality of it is that Africa's not being able to take full advantage of its resources. We need to get Africa right for the rest of the world."

May 2013
 
PRESS RELEASE: Ozwald Boateng steps in as guest editor for a leading issue of New African
 
The leading pan-African current affairs magazine, New African, has just published its May edition, guest edited by Ozwald Boateng co-founder of the Made in Africa Foundation.

30 April 2013
 
The Times CEO Summit Africa: "Creating a New Africa". Article by Ozwald Boateng
 
On a continent of such untapped potential, we should concentrate our vision of Africa on what we would like it to become.
 

22 March 2013
 
China Daily: "Land of his fathers". An interview with Ozwald Boateng

"Africa is at a stage where decisions have to be made to change things, because there needs to be a transition from Africa being a charity destination to a trade opportunity".
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