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ALA Co-Founder Fred Swaniker honored at the 2019 #Time100.

On April 23, 2019 ALA Co-Founder Fred Swaniker was honored in New York City as a member of the Time 100: Most Influential People in the World 2019.  Fred was...

April 30, 2019 |

What is the Anzisha Education Accelerator?

The African Leadership Academy has proven over the last 10 years that educating the continent of Africa is a high priority, and this is why a program like the Anzisha...

April 30, 2019 |

The Anzisha Prize Green Paper: Scenarios for Young African Entrepreneurs

Scenarios for Young African Entrepreneurs quantitatively and qualitatively explores what the future might hold for very young entrepreneurs (VYEs) in Africa, how entrepreneurship can offer exciting alternatives to drive employment...

April 29, 2019 | ,

Can Social Enterprises Be Profitable?

By Daniel Mpala Twenty-one-year old Joan Nalugeba’s dreams of a world without malaria — and the Ugandan entrepreneur believes her company’s mosquito repellent soap will do just that, while proving...

April 29, 2019 | ,

Africa Should Not Focus on Missed Opportunities

Following a successful 2019 African Leadership Academy Model Africa Union (ALAMAU2019) conference, the recent secretariat team, under the leadership of Mr. Faith Abiodum, shares their journey to this year’s conference...

April 28, 2019 |

ALA Students Spark Change in their Communities through the Global Online Academy

African Leadership Academy is a member of Global Online Academy (GOA), a consortium of leading independent schools from around the world that fosters new, modern ways for students to learn...

April 28, 2019 |

Defining the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Under-25’s in Africa

On 15 April 2019, educators, investors, entrepreneurs and other stakeholders from across Africa gathered for the inaugural Very Young Entrepreneur Education & Acceleration Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg. The 1-day conference...

April 28, 2019 | ,

The Anzisha Scenario – A future where students of high potential choose entrepreneurship as a career

April 15, 2019, will hopefully mark the day a new phrase enters popular discourse about how our economic futures could play out. The term “4th Industrial Revolution” has come to...

March 29, 2019 |

How Global Corporations Help Shape Student Ventures at ALA

At the heart of many successful ventures lie strong, mutually beneficial partnerships. In an entrepreneurship education and training program, such partnerships can provide vital wrap-around services, i.e. supplemental program elements...

March 29, 2019 |

Unlocking the Demographic Dividend Through Entrepreneurial Policy for Under 25s

Over the past two decades, a window of opportunity has emerged for the African continent.   This is the same window that opened up for a collective known as the Asian...

March 29, 2019 |

ALA’s Homecoming Spotlight: Trevor Kibet

24 year-old Trevor Kibet left Karen, Nairobi at the young age of 16 in pursuit of building his skills, intellect and networks so that he would be able to come...

March 28, 2019 |

ALAMAU 2019 – Leveraging Africa’s Progress for Sustained Growth

The African Leadership Academy Model Africa Union 2019 (ALAMAU 2019) welcomed more than 250 delegates, from 22 different schools on the continent and the United States of America, as they...

March 28, 2019 |

Connecting Educators Through the Teaching Africa Workshop Series

African Leadership Academy’s Teaching Africa program started with two successful pilot events in 2017. It features a series of professional development workshops that explore interdisciplinary approaches to teaching about the continent of...

March 28, 2019 |

Meet ALA’s Class of 2018: Michael Bongo (Kenya)

“Businesses are doing something that’s already been done, but to me entrepreneurship is more original and community centred.” Micheal Jembe Bongo, is a young, budding entrepreneur from the Rabai community...

March 27, 2019 |

E-Fest: Innovating Student Enterprises

The Entrepreneurship Festival (E-Fest) is an annual hallmark event which showcases the ideas that our Year 1 students have incubated over the course of their Original Idea for Development (OID)...

March 26, 2019 |