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TEDxAfricanLeadershipAcademy: Where Ideas Collide

TEDxAfricanLeadershipAcademy's "Where Ideas Collide" event on March 16th brought together students, staff, and visitors for a day of inspiring talks that showcased the power...

How Learning Happens

This is the second article in a series of five that reflects on the journey ALA’s Two Year Diploma Program over the last strategic...

What should schools aspire towards?

This is the first article in a series of five that reflects on the journey ALA's Two-Year Diploma Program over the last strategic planning...

The Student Enterprise Program: Leadership in Practice

The Entrepreneurial Leadership program at ALA is designed to build the interpersonal and leadership skills that are essential for future agents of positive change....

New Dean Derek Smith Reflects on First Term at ALA

In September 2023, ALA welcomed its sixth Dean of the Academy, Mr. Derek Smith. Derek is a seasoned educator, having worked at schools across...

ALA Students Perform at COP 28 in Dubai

In December 2023, six ALA students and Ms. Louise Saunders (Head of Department, Creative Arts) traveled to Dubai to perform at the Zayed Sustainability...

Exploring ALA’s Unique Core Curriculum

Three classes – Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, and Writing & Rhetoric – form the cornerstone of ALA's curriculum. This rigorous foundation equips young leaders...

Four ALA Students Attend Africa Energy Week 2023

Four of our Year Two students had the privilege of attending the African Energy Week (AEW) 2023 conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Under...

ALA’s Student Leaders in Action

Leadership at ALA extends far beyond traditional academic boundaries. Engaging within the ALA community means embracing opportunities to lead through service, entrepreneurship, and social...

Taalu 2023: Celebrating Diversity

On September 15th, the Academy was filled with color, vibrancy, and music as we officially welcomed members of the Class of 2023 at the...

Introducing Derek Smith: ALA’s Sixth Dean of the Academy

After a thorough global search process, Derek Smith has been appointed as the sixth Dean of the African Leadership Academy (ALA). He brings a...

Welcoming Excellence: Meet ALA’s Class of 2023

We're thrilled to introduce some remarkable members of the ALA Class of 2023. This class consists of 125 young people from 34 countries. They...

Nurturing Excellence: Celebrating the ALA Class of 2021

In the heart of Africa's inspiring journey toward transformation stands a beacon of hope and empowerment: the African Leadership Academy (ALA). At the forefront...