Our Impact

ALA's growing network of young leaders is catalyzing transformative change on the African continent and beyond.

Annual Reports & Strategic Plans

ALA's Annual Reports are a powerful window into our history and plans for the future. In 2012, we produced our 2017 Strategic Plan which is available for reading and in 2017 we will release our 2022 Strategic plan to guide the next five years of our growth.

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African Countries Represented


Admission Rate


Young Leaders

 853 young leaders in the ALA network representing 45 countries in Africa are catalyzing transformative change on the African continent. 4% admission rate.

Meet ALA’s young leaders

152 profit and nonprofit ventures founded by ALA students and alumni thrive in 21 countries across the continent, creating 318 quality jobs and ventures are across 25 African countries.

146 leading universities across the globe are attended by ALA alumni across the globe where ALA students have collectively accepted over $90m in university scholarship aid.

View ALA's college placement list

1042 internships have been completed by ALA students and graduates in 26 African countries through ALA’s unique Careers and Internships program. 68% of the job placements of our first three cohorts of university graduates are on the African continent.

Learn about ALA's Africa Careers Network

ALA’s Anzisha prize, a premier award for young African entrepreneurs, has recognized and awarded 55 entrepreneurs from 19 countries across the continent. These young entrepreneurs have collectively received over $385,000 in cash prizes to invest in their ventures.

Learn about ALA's Anzisha Prize