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ALAMAU 2022 – Propelling Vision Toward Action

The African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) was established in 2013 as a platform for young leaders to develop implementable solutions to African challenges through a format inspired by…

2022 Global Scholars Program Applications are Open

We are inviting youth from all over the world to experience a transformative African leadership camp through the Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy (ALA). Over the past…

Maged Hassan ’19 qualifies for finals at the U.S. Universities Arabic Debating Championship

Maged Hassan ‘19 from Egypt is one of three students on the Connecticut College’s Arabic Debate Team who finished in the top four at the 2nd U.S. Universities Arabic Debating…

ALA partners with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF)

ALA has recently partnered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) to help empower young people with the skills and mindset in entrepreneurship and project management necessary for 21st-century success. Through…

Audreen Rutendo Murewa ’21 from Zimbabwe, Zyonnah Wuraoluwa Isiguzo ’21 from Nigeria, Varlee Fofana ’20 from Liberia and Mahmoud Wael Attia Ali Elawady ’20

ALA selected as the only African school in GALESS TiltShift Challenge

A team of four ALA students have been selected to take part in the Global Alliance of Leading Edge Schools for Sustainability (GALESS) TiltShift Challenge, making African Leadership Academy the…

Eddie Ndopu ‘08 appointed to United Nations Foundation Board of Directors

The United Nations Foundation announced the appointment of ALA alumnus Eddie Ndopu ‘08 to its Board of Directors on December 13, 2021. The UN Foundation is an independent charitable organization…

Trevor Lwere ’16 selected for Schwarzman Scholars Program

ALA alumnus Trevor Lwere ’16 from Uganda will join the seventh cohort of Schwarzman Scholars for 2023. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and immersive Master of…

Breaking Down Funding Barriers for Young Entrepreneurs

Access to finance is difficult for any entrepreneur. It is particularly difficult if you are very young, with deep credibility and trust factors at play. According to Dr Adesina Akinwunmi,…

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Niu Raza Wins at New England Music Awards in First-Ever World Act Category

On October 17th, ALA alumna Ny-Ony Razafindratandra ’11, celebrated winning her very first American music award and being the very first recipient of the new World Act Category at The New England Music Awards….

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Anzisha’s Top 26 Entrepreneurs Selected for New Three-Year Fellowships

The Anzisha Prize has revealed their top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021. The entrepreneurs, who are between the ages of 18 and 22, will each receive more than USD5,000 in funding and more…

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Raising Awareness on Mental Health Care at ALA

On October 4th, the ALA community engaged in a Health & Wellness Day aimed at raising awareness around mental, physical and emotional wellbeing for students and staffulty.  Non-academic activities were greeted with enthusiasm….

Nobel Prize Laureate Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf joins ALforGovernance Gathering as Keynote Speaker

The AL for Governance network and all of us at African Leadership Academy are honoured to have esteemed Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the keynote speaker at the upcoming AL…

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Okong’o Kinyanjui ’14 selected as Echoing Green Fellow

On 9 September 2021 ALA alumnus Okong’o Kinyanjui ’14 was announced as an Echoing Green Fellow. Selected from a global pool of nearly 1,500 applicants in 100 countries, Okong’o is…

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The Power of Ideas

This month, our campus was vibrant and alive with excitement as we celebrated a new cohort of changemakers in Johannesburg: our 14th class!   Taalu, the opening ceremony of the academic year…

Primrose Adjepong ‘12 is Fighting for West Africa’s Young Women in Public Policy

Ghanaian alumna  Primrose Adjepong ’12 has always been a solution builder. After graduating from ALA, and before pursuing her public policy program at Oxford, she had the opportunity to commit…

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There Is No Such Thing As Average

We welcomed the 2021 incoming class with a vibrant, inspiring Taalu. Taalu, an Arabic word meaning ‘come together’, is what we call our opening ceremony of the academic year at…

ALA’s Young Leaders are Africa’s Change Catalysts

Each year, ALA identifies exceptional young African leaders with a strong sense of purpose, between the ages of 15 – 18 years old, for our flagship pre-university two-year Diploma Program….

How ALA’s 6 Sector Communities Are Harnessing The Power of Networks

We have challenged ourselves these past years at ALA to harness the power that exists within the ALA Community. After engaging with ALA Alumni, friends of ALA and partner organisations, …

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Young Entrepreneurs To Benefit From $500k Fund

SAfm’s Market Update with Fifi Peters hosted The Anzisha Prize Executive Director, Josh Adler who shared more on the Young Entrepreneurs Fund. The fund is aimed at giving young entrepreneurs…

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New York Fashion Week welcomes Eddie Ndopu to the Runway

Human rights activist, Eddie is realizing his childhood dreams, one day at a time. Most recently, he took to the runway at New York Fashion Week. Overwhelmed with excitement, Eddie…