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Amani Institute You receive a holistic, future-oriented training endorsed by leaders across the social, business, education, and government sectors. Amani Institute is preparing next-generation talent to tackle global challenges by filling the gap between university and the workforce through a new approach to higher education.

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We urgently need a more integrated education infrastructure: the global economy is struggling to provide employment, educational systems are in crisis worldwide, and the social sector is being called upon to address increasingly diverse and complex challenges. Future generations of skilled professionals know they must study closer to the action, to hone their ability to work and learn in diverse settings without being burdened by crippling levels of debt. By doing so, they will become powerful agents of change, building a more sustainable and peaceful world.


To achieve a world without boundaries we need to develop whole individuals who have the knowledge, practical skills, and networks required to solve social challenges. Our mission is to develop next-generation talent by creating a new model for higher education that retains the current strengths of universities while also offering students opportunities to get an intensive experience of cross-boundary work, develop practical skills to build their professional toolkit, and understand the personal journey this work requires in order to be effective and sustainable as an individual over time.

This will involve increasing the role of technology without sacrificing peer-learning, enabling greater access to networks of leading organizations, and enhancing existing curricula with professional skills relevant to day-to-day professional activities. All this while simultaneously reducing the traditionally high cost of top-class global education.


The Amani Institute it is not just about training a highly skilled workforce to tackle global challenges, but also about helping organizations work more effectively in pursuing social change. Amani Institute graduates students will contribute to the growth of the organizations they are placed in, both during their apprenticeships as well as when they are employed full-time. They are also better equipped to start their own ventures. Finally, our end goal is not to create a large new training institution but to change the higher education system. We want to inspire universities to adopt the Amani Institute Methodology to train the new professionals and leaders the world needs in the 21st century.


The Amani Institute Experience comprises three interlocking streams of activity: experiential learning through relevant field placements, professional skill-building to learn core skills of the future practitioner, and a personal leadership journey which helps the student reflect on their own leadership path and integrate both field experience skill-building into a coherent whole picture.

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  • Agriculture
  • Arts, Culture, Handicrafts
  • Civic Participation
  • Clean and Green Technology
  • Communications / Media / ICT
  • Disabilities
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Distribution / Supply Chain
  • Education
  • Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation
  • Energy
  • Enterprise Development, SME
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Fair Trade, Organic Products
  • Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Health
  • Housing, Shelter, Homelessness
  • Mobile
  • Natural Resources / Conservation
  • Other
  • Peace and Security
  • Sanitation, Waste Management
  • Tech
  • Training, Technical Assistance Services
  • Water
  • Web, SaaS, Online Tech
  • Women, Girls

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Central Asia
  • Europe
  • Global
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Middle East / North Africa
  • Oceania
  • Southeast Asia
  • Subsaharan Africa
  • US, Canada


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Amani Institute is innovating higher education models to better train talent for the social change sector. I work as Program and Community Manager.

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