Powerful Connections

ALA welcomes a wide range of prominent guests from across Africa and around the world throughout the year. Many visit the campus and speak with students in our beautiful, on-campus auditorium. Some stay for a week or more. ALA guests are leaders and entrepreneurs from a wide range of backgrounds and professions. They come from the public, private, and social sectors. After giving a lecture-style presentation, each speaker takes questions from students and engages in discussion. Many of our guests stay on campus for a meal, giving students a chance  to interact with them at a personal level. 

These guest become part of an extended network industry, political, social and thought leaders that helps ALA support our young leaders throughout their lives. These thought leaders fall into three categories - Guest Speakers, Experts-in-Residence and Mentors. Many prominent people fill more than one such role.