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ALA Alumna Geraldine Mukumbi ‘11 Named Knight-Hennessy Scholar-Elect

African Leadership Academy alumna Geraldine Mukumbi has been named a 2022 Knight-Hennessy Scholar-Elect and will now pursue a PhD at Stanford University. She was previously...

Distinguished Guest Speaker Dr David Sengeh: How Data Solves Sierra Leone’s...

“Why are you talking about data? Our children are poor, they can’t eat data.” This is just one of the many instances of the...

ALA Hosts Education and Health Sector Gatherings in Kenya and Rwanda

In June and July, members of the ALA network convened in Kenya and Rwanda, connecting people and ideas around two of Africa’s greatest opportunities:...

ALA Invests in Early Career Transitions at 2019 Professional Development Barazas

During the month of July, Africa Careers Network hosted two successful professional development conferences, called “Barazas”, in South Africa and Uganda, welcoming participants from...

10 Lessons From 10 Years: Play the Game that Exists

Welcome to Lesson 5 of African Leadership Academy CEO Chris Bradford’s reflections on lessons learnt over the past 10 years of establishing Africa’s leading...

ALA Receives Donor-funded Membership to NewsDecoder

‘Donors have already sponsored webinars and our twice-yearly reporting and writing contests, but this is the first time that a donor has underwritten a...

RESEARCH: The Case for Investing in Very Young Entrepreneurs

We are thrilled and excited to publish ALA’s inaugural Learning Brief. This is the first in what will become a growing library of desk research led by our...

Decennial Symposium: Educating the World’s Youngest Continent

In celebrating ALA’s 10 years, the Decennial Symposium sought to challenge our assembled network to imagine Africa’s future. Together, they tackled some of the...

Decennial Symposium: Reimagining Higher Education

Adam Habib (Vice Chancellor, WITS University) Khuraam Masood (COO, African Leadership University) Reimagining Higher Education Looking for more talks and panels: See all the videos and coverage  from our Decennial Symposium...

A Decennial Worth Celebrating

We are defined by stories. Our lives can be encapsulated in a quick summary or a lengthy tome. They are defined by the stories...

GAME ON: How Classroom Play Infuses a Love of Learning

“Education is not the filling of pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats Mopati Morake, Head of Writing and Rhetoric, is one of...

A Successful Start to the Season With Applications From All Over...

The future belongs to young people with an education and imagination to create.” – Barack Obama Each year we seek to identify high potential youth aged...

7 Reasons to apply early to African Leadership Academy

Are you considering applying to African Leadership Academy (ALA)? Do you seek to develop your leadership skills and grow into an influential changemaker for...