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Distinguished Guest Speaker Dr Musimbi Kanyoro: Education Unveils Our Shared Humanity

“For every year of education added to a girl child, ten years of better decisions are made.” This is one of the powerful impact messages that were delivered by Dr…

October 13, 2021 |

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…

October 1, 2021 | , ,

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…

October 1, 2021 | ,

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…

September 29, 2021 |

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…

September 29, 2021 | ,

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…

September 29, 2021 |

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….

September 29, 2021 |

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, …

September 29, 2021 | , , , ,

Think Like a Parent, Act Like a Coach

How To Prepare Your Child To Succeed In Anzisha Prize’s Ten-Year Reflection book, Unlocking Africa’s Hidden Job Creators, we reiterated our belief that entrepreneurship is a solution to the youth…

September 29, 2021 | ,

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…

September 13, 2021 | ,

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…

September 12, 2021 |

Tinashe Manguwa ‘19 Releases Self-Published Poetry Book on Identity

Zimbabwean storyteller Tinashe Dylan Manguwa ‘19 independently published and released his first poetry book titled Oblivion. The book delves into a host of topics inspired by his own experiences over…

September 2, 2021 | ,

Mary-Brenda Akoda ’14 uses Drone Technology for Emergency Response

Software engineer Mary Brenda Akoda ’14 won first place in the 2021 Nigeria Drone Business Competition for her security-driven idea Drone ER (Emergency Response).   The unmanned aerial vehicle will be…

September 1, 2021 | ,

Inaugural Sherehe Raises over USD$100 000 for the Creative Arts at ALA

ALA hosted its first-ever Sherehe on July 10, 2021 in celebration of our young artists and to pledge support for further development of the creative arts at ALA. The event…

July 29, 2021 | ,

ALA Bezos Scholars Celebrate a Decade of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Bezos Scholars Program (BSP) and the African Leadership Academy (ALA) are excited to announce its 2021 cohort of ALA Scholars. A team of five rising year two students and…

July 29, 2021 |