Our Mission, Vision & Model

The ALA Difference



We comb Africa for youth who show the spark of initiative; who see what can be and strive to make it so.



Young leaders complete an intensive program of intellectual growth and hands-on leadership development.



Young leaders are guided by a powerful network along their path to create transformative change in Africa.

ALA Mission & Vision

Vision & Mission

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of young leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.

Africa’s greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leadership. Too often, we only invest in addressing the symptoms of poor leadership in Africa: we give blankets, food, and medicine to those impacted by war, poverty, and famine. But these efforts will never stop unless we develop leaders who prevent wars, entrepreneurs who create jobs, and innovators that develop lasting solutions to the root causes of Africa’s problems. We aim to develop the future Nelson Mandela, the next Wangari Maathai, and the African Bill Gates.

ALA Impact

Our Impact

ALA’s growing network of young leaders is catalyzing transformative change on the African continent and beyond. Here is the next generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders.

ALA Campus

Our Campus

The ALA Campus is a beautiful space in Johannesburg. It includes dormitories, the auditorium, sports fields and more.

ALA 2023 Strategy


Invest in the Future of Africa! Your support of ALA is more than charitable contribution – it is an investment in the future of Africa.