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How GSP Goes Beyond Inspiring Young Global Citizens

African Leadership Academy’s Global Scholars Program is not your ordinary summer camp. A truly global program aimed at young aspiring leaders from all over the world,...

Dreams Constrained by Capital: Nozipho Mbanjwa's insights into Morocco’s Young Entrepreneurs

Award-winning broadcaster Nozipho Mbanjwa, winner of the Anzisha Prize’s 2017 Media Award, has gained renown as an advocate for the inclusion of youth and women in the...

March Newsletter: The Entrepreneurship Issue

Welcome to our Entrepreneurship issue! This month is devoted to the spirit and practice of entrepreneurship that cuts across all our work. There is no better...

Experience The Anzisha Effect: Our New Portal for Supporters of Very Young Entrepreneurs

Proving that ALA – and it’s various programs – are ever-expanding, we are proud to announce the launch of a portal dedicated to parents, teachers, investors...

Decennial Symposium: Enabling Social Enterprise

In celebrating ALA’s 10 years, the Decennial Symposium sought to challenge our assembled network to imagine Africa’s future. Together, they tackled some of the most consequential...

Decennial Symposium: ALA's Plan for Africa's Young Entrepreneurs

In the video below, ALA’s VP of Global Programs, Josh Adler, shares ALA’s vision for developing young African entrepreneurs at the ALA Decennial Celebrations. Josh Adler...

Increasing access to funding opportunities for young women entrepreneurs: How we do it at the Anzisha Prize

Melissa Mbazo, Program Manager for the Anzisha Prize, is an emerging expert in the field of social sector prize design and access. She shares the team’s...

College Board donates $100,000 symbol of support for young potential in Africa, Haiti and Latin America to African Leadership Academy

We are grateful for the College Board’s decision to co-invest with African Leadership Academy (ALA) in the potential, promise and impact of young people. Their generous contribution...

INSIGHT: How Africa’s Youth are Rising to Meet the Continent’s Socio-economic Challenges

“By 2035 Africa will have the largest youth workforce in the world. It is the young entrepreneurs that will address the employment gap.” – Fred Swaniker,...

10 Funding Opportunities Young Entrepreneurs Can Apply for Now

Struggling to make a start of that surefire venture of yours? If you’re desperate to launch your own business but just don’t have the available funds,...

See? There is an App for That…

Some problems are so minor that they’re not even recognized as existing until a solution is found. And the solution is often so simple that it...

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Goodman Lepota Becomes ALA’s First Alum on M&G’s List of 200 Young South Africans

Goodman Lepota is one of African Leadership Academy’s most resourceful and politically inclined alumnus. He joined ALA in 2011 with many accomplishments under his belt such...

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Benefits of Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills as a Student

Did you know that Steve Jobs left university and founded Apple in his twenties? Or that Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook while he was an undergraduate at...

Funding Opportunities for Young African Entrepreneurs

Getting a venture off the ground or growing an existing business as a young entrepreneur can be difficult: raising capital without a solid credit history or...