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Chmba Ellen Chilemba ‘10 Recognized as 2021 Kofi Annan Changemaker

Chmba Ellen Chilemba ‘10 from Malawi has been selected as one of 12 Kofi Annan Changemakers for 2021. Chmba is a music producer, DJ, and activist who works to create…

ALA Alumni Emerge as Prize Winners at Oxford Africa Conference

The Living Machine‘s co-creator Jesse Forrester ’17 and Zambian entrepreneur Mainza Moono ’08 won first and third place respectively in the 2021 Innovation Fair of the Oxford Africa Conference for their…

ALforEducation Launches Apprentice Program to Shape Future Education Leaders

On May 24th, ALforEducation launched a new, selective Apprenticeship program that aims to prepare the future leaders of Africa’s education sector to lead transformational change. The first iteration of the…

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Young Entrepreneur and Apprentice Clare A. Muga Shapes Uganda’s Future Leaders

Though she is already shaping the future of Africa as an entrepreneur, Clare A. Muga will spend this summer as an Apprentice, discovering principles that will help her grow the…

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Join us for Sherehe!

On July 10, we are hosting our first ever ALA Sherehe and we are excited to bring together our global community once again in a virtual celebration of song and…

E-Fest: A Day of Innovation and Competitive Spirit

We were inspired and excited by the innovation and passion showcased by the winners and all participants in ALA’s annual Entrepreneurial Festival (E-Fest) competition. The five finalists presented creative solutions…

The AL Group Network Unite Through the Creative Arts at Open Mic Night

In a completely unprecedented year, the ALA community has been brought together virtually numerous times. However, one of the most impactful community gatherings occurred around the Arts. At the very…

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Netflix Film Star Maxwell Simba ’19 Opens Production Company for African Talent

Maxwell Simba ’19, Kenyan star of the Netflix film, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, has launched his very own production company, Young Blak and Talented Vision Studios (YBTVS). The…

10 Tips for Women Who Seek to Serve in Public Leadership

“Politics is essentially about solving the problem of the whole … Leadership is gender neutral” ~ Dr. Oby Ezekwesili At a time when the world has been driven into introspection,…

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Welcoming Distinguished Staffulty from Across Africa and Around the World

African Leadership Academy prides itself on attracting a diverse and highly-skilled staff and faculty (“staffulty”) members. These dedicated professionals and global change-makers create a world-class team that furthers our mission of transforming…

ALA’s Year-One Students Tackle Education Access During Covid

Across Africa, the incoming ALA class of 2020 are already implementing impactful and innovative solutions to the challenges the global pandemic has brought upon their home communities. Yesua-Amen Alleluyanatha-Anozia ’20…

ALA Staffulty Recognized Globally as Changemakers on the Continent

ALA staffulty members are being recognized globally as changemakers on the continent and beyond for their outstanding work in this challenging year. Oluwabusola “Busola” Majekodunmi has received two impressive awards…

Bernie Mshana ’13 creates a cultural shift in Tanzania through animation

Bernie Mshana ’13 from Tanzania is using her unique life experiences to bridge the gap between Tanzanian beneficiaries of NGO work in the creative arts and funders in the Western…

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Ammar Kandil ’10 of Yes Theory partners with Google to release autobiographical film “Free Child”.

Ammar Kandil ‘10, co-founder of Yes Theory shares his inspiring story in a candid interview with Dean Hatim Eltayeb. Ammar Kandil ’10 co-founder of the Yes Theory movement has brought…

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Cornelia Kruah-Togba ’08 creates fund to help support small businesses in Liberia

Member of the inaugural ALA class, Cornelia Kruah-Togba is breaking boundaries as a public servant and advocate for youth and women’s empowerment in her home country of Liberia. Cornelia participated…

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Students explore identity through the Creative Arts course at ALA

Dr. Sarah Kgagudi, Director of Creative Arts and Events at ALA shares how the Creative Arts course at ALA provides an introspective platform for students to examine identity through different mediums.  About the course  In our first…

Women in Peacebuilding: An ALforGovernance Masterclass

In celebration of South Africa’s Women’s Month in August, the ALforGovernance Masterclass explored the role of Women in Peacebuilding on Friday August 7th. Two female guest speakers drove the session,…

Entrepreneur and Designer David Lewis ’15 Partners with Bremen Fashion House

Nigerian fashion designer David Lewis ’15 is the founder of Lewini, a design-thinking clothing company reinventing the use of colors in everyday unisex clothing. After his second year of studying…

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ALforGovernance Presents a Thought Provoking Masterclass about the Decolonization of Education

On Tuesday, July 14th, members of the ALA community took part in meaningful discussions around the topic of decolonizing education on the African continent. The ALA Networks Team has scheduled four Masterclasses for the ALA community until the end of 2020. The goal of the series is to display how global challenges pertaining to people navigating a dynamic world can be successfully addressed in the governance and development sector. The virtual classrooms of 20-25 participants will bring together industry experts from around the world with experience in conflict management, peacebuilding, government, diplomacy, education, politics and humanitarian work and will teach on practical ways for the community to sharpen their skills and build their understanding on each topic.

Class of 2018 Present Formidable Virtual Thesis Presentations Under COVID-19

In the week leading up to the 11th annual ALA graduation ceremony, the Class of 2018 presented their final Thesis to the community. Although this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Thesis presentations were completed virtually, the opportunity allowed for a more diverse group of attendees ranging from family members to donors and alumni to engage in meaningful conversation. The ALA Thesis is composed of three components: 1) Presentation, 2) Discussion and 3) Reflection. The presentation pushes the students to explore an issue using the seven ALA Traits (Africanist, Autodidactic, Entrepreneurial, Ethical, Collaborator, Communicator, Critical Thinker) and share how they have grown as leaders in the past two years.