African Leadership Academy

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African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of African leaders. Our Leadership Development formula is relatively simple:

Potential

We comb Africa for youth who show the spark of initiative; who see what can be and strive to make it so.

Practice

Young leaders complete an intensive program of intellectual growth and hands-on leadership development.

Opportunity

Young leaders are guided by a powerful network along their path to transformative impact in Africa.

About us

African Leadership Academy seeks to enable lasting peace and prosperity in Africa by developing and connecting the continent’s future leaders. Africa’s greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leadership. Too often, we invest in addressing the symptoms of bad leadership in Africa: we give blankets, food, and medicine to those impacted by war, poverty and famine. But these efforts will never stop unless we develop leaders who prevent wars from occurring in the first place, entrepreneurs who create jobs, and scientists who sustainably increase food production and access to healthcare.

Our leadership development formula is relatively simple: we believe that by identifying young leaders with immense potential, enabling them to practice leadership, and connecting them with transformative opportunities, we can develop and empower the future Nelson Mandela, the next Wangari Maathai, and Africa’s Bill Gates.

Our Impact

We have consistently demonstrated excellence and have witnessed outstanding success with our flagship curriculum. Our students have been placed into leading global universities, including: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Duke, New York University, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, London School of Economics, Ashesi University, University of Cape Town, and more. Our graduating students have thus far collectively earned over $35M in scholarship awards.

ALA’s young leaders have already started making an impact on Africa. They have launched 44 non-profit and for-profit enterprises since inception, and many of these enterprises continue to thrive on campus and in students’ home countries as sustainable organizations.

The World Economic Forum has recognized five ALA young entrepreneurs for the innovative organizations they have launched in their home countries. Two teams of ALA graduates from the inaugural class won the $10,000 Kathryn Davis Prize for Peace for their projects in Kenya and Morocco. Additionally, African Leadership Academy continues to receive increasing international recognition.

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ALA Model African Union Course

Campus Sepenuh masa March 2018 Afrika Selatan Honeydew Johannesburg + 1 lagi

African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) is a simulation of the African Union, providing a platform for young leaders to explore the inner workings of the African Union, and to practice international diplomacy by assuming the roles of African leaders. [+]

About us African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) is a simulation of the African Union, providing a platform for young leaders aged 14 to 19 to explore the inner workings of the African Union, and to practice international diplomacy by assuming the roles of African leaders. This conference affords delegates the opportunity to study complex African issues, understand the interests and positions of African countries, and learn to successfully negotiate without compromising national interests. ALAMAU aims to empower young leaders to model international cooperation while celebrating diversity and promoting pan-African unity. ALAMAU 2015 will be held from March 18-22, 2015 as young leaders attempt to resolve, in five days of intense brainstorming and negotiations, some of the longest-running and most complicated issues on the continent. The conference experience will, however, not be limited to committee sessions; through keynote presentations by African Union officials and foreign policy experts, a diplomatic roundtable featuring ambassadors from several countries, educational tours to historic sites and a celebration of cultural diversity through the Cultural Night, delegates will experience a highly intellectual, educative and exciting conference. There will also be a parallel conference for international educators accompanying students to the conference, as they will be exposed to presentations by several thought-leaders in Africa, and engaged in peer learning geared towards developing the next generation of diplomatic African leaders. Building on a successful inaugural conference in April 2014 on the theme ‘Shared Challenges, Common Solutions’, delegates to ALAMAU 2015 will focus on ‘Moving from Potential to... [-]

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ALA Global Scholars Program Summer Course

Campus Sepenuh masa 19  July 2017 Afrika Selatan Honeydew Johannesburg + 1 lagi

African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a 3-week leadership development program for young people aged 15 to 19 years from all over the world. It is led by the Academy’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leadership faculty, graduates from the Academy’s Two Year Program, and Educators from diverse professional backgrounds. [+]

About GSP African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program (GSP) is a 3-week leadership development program for young people aged 15 to 19 years from all over the world. It is led by the Academy’s renowned Entrepreneurial Leadership faculty, graduates from the Academy’s Two Year Program, and Educators from diverse professional backgrounds. GSP is an opportunity for young people to learn and develop the entrepreneurial leadership skills needed to become leaders of the 21st century and global agents of positive change. Participants will learn BUILD – a design thinking model for developing a human-centered approach to solving community problems and apply this knowledge at a Community Service Site in Johannesburg. Through working in diverse teams, GSP participants build powerful global connections while gaining a deeper understanding of Africa and the world. Interested? Visit www.alasummer.org. Highlights Develop as a young leader Through your African Studies discussions, your excursions to the Apartheid Museum and your explorations of the Cradle of Humankind and the Pilanesberg National Park, African Leadership Academy will expose you to Africa in ways you have never imagined. Contribute meaningful value to social ventures launched by young leaders like social entrepreneur Thulani Madondo of the Kliptown Youth Program. Of course, there is the beauty of Africa to inspire you - you will go on a safari drive and visit the Magaliesberg mountains. Our History Founded in 2004 by Fred Swaniker, Chris Bradford, Peter Mombaur, and Acha Leke, the African Leadership Academy (ALA) officially opened in September 2008 with an inaugural class... [-]

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