About ALA

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by identifying,
developing and connecting its future leaders

Vision and Mission

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.

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Our Model

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting the next generation of African leaders. ALA’s leadership model can be distilled into three essential components: seeking young Africans with the potential for leadership, embedding them in the practice of leadership through applied learning, and enabling access to networks of opportunities and resources that will enable their growth, learning, and impact.

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Our Founding Beliefs

Five key beliefs drove the establishment of African Leadership Academy and determined the focus and design of the institution

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Founders’ Story

ALA was founded in 2004 by Executive Chairman Fred Swaniker (link to bio) (Ghana), CEO Chris Bradford (link to bio) (U.S.), Acha Leke (Cameroon), and Peter Mombaur (Germany/South Africa).

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