Thought Leadership

By | August 27th, 2015

Estella is … I am a  young African woman who is very passionate about healthcare and education and have spent most of my life trying to combine these two in order to bring about change in the health and education systems of my country, Cameroon. What are you currently busy with? Right now I’m a […]

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By | August 3rd, 2015

Akan is … I was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. I recently graduated from the University of Rochester with a major in economics. Professionally, ​I’m looking to cultivate my expertise and experiences in strategic fundraising and finance strategy towards a career in business development and finance consulting.​ In everything I do, I believe in […]

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By | July 30th, 2015

Lillian is ….. I really don’t know how to answer that question. Just leave it blank. [Laughs!] OK, I’m a 23-year old from Limpopo. I am a sister and a daughter who is passionate about environmental sciences and renewable energy. What are you currently busy with? I am finishing up my honors degree in environmental […]

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By | July 17th, 2015

Today, half of Africa’s population of almost one billion people is under the age of 25 and it is estimated that by 2040, one in five of the world’s youth will be African. This continent’s richness of youth is both a blessing and a curse. A young population means growing consumer markets, expanding labor forces, […]

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By | July 7th, 2015

Employers on the continent need the right talent to capitalize on the economic boom There is unparalleled optimism about the growth prospects on the African continent—7 of the 10 world’s fastest growing economies are in Sub-Saharan Africa, and by 2050, the region will have a larger and younger workforce than China or India. The continent […]

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By | June 25th, 2015

ALA alumnus Joseph Munyambanza (DRC graduates from Westminster College, June 2015) As the population of young people across the continent continues to grow, so do the opportunities available to them. Over the past six years, African Leadership Academy has sent its talented graduates to 91 different universities globally and they have collectively been awarded over […]

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By | June 18th, 2015

This piece was taken from a speech delivered by one of ALA’s graduates, Mariem Bchir in a speech delivered to ALA’s Global Advisory Council (link to Global Advisory Council page) on the eve of her graduation. Good evening ladies and gentlemen, “I would like to ask everyone in this room to close their eyes. Try […]

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