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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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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...

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,...

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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Four Lessons for the Future of Education

By Chris Bradford, Founder and CEO Insights from “Cultivating Changemakers” at the European Parliament Two centuries ago, an apprentice weaver named Ned Ludd burned down the...

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Effective Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study from 10 years of African Leadership Group

by Ryan Findley & Josh Adler  African Leadership Group (ALG) is a globally referenced pioneer in experiential education. In its short 10 years, it has established...

Meet ALA’s Class of 2018: Lisa Shehan (Tanzania)

Welcome to our series of introductions to African Leadership Academy’s 2018 cohort – and meet Lisa Shehan from Tanzania… “Failure sharpens us to become greater entrepreneurs…”...

Three Reasons Why Student Recruitment Partnerships Work

The Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at ALA, launched in 2012, prepares scholars from disadvantaged backgrounds to create social and economic change by connecting promising young leaders...

Cultivating Changemakers: A Global Conversation on the Future of Education

It is clear that we all have a part to play in the future of education. We must move beyond the status quo and act with...