Africa Education – The African Leadership Academy: James Earl Kiawoin

In the final part of the African Leadership Academy series, we look at the work of Academy alumni, James Earl Kiawoin from Liberia. After completing his studies at the Academy, James went on to study Political Science at Colorado College, returning home to Liberia upon graduation to work in public health sector. James helped to […]

Africa Education – The African Leadership Academy: Gift Nyikayaramba

Africa Education – The African Leadership Academy: Gift Nyikayaramba

Continuing our series on the African Leadership Academy, we look at the accomplishments of one of the Academy’s brightest students, Gift Nyikayaramba. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Gift played a fundamental role in teaching and mentoring his fellow students during his third year of high school; Zimbabwe had suffered a serious economic downturn and most of […]

Africa Education – The African Leadership Academy: Meet the Young Leaders of Africa’s Tomorrow

Africa Education – The African Leadership Academy: Meet the Young Leaders of Africa’s Tomorrow

Since its doors first opened in 2008, the African Leadership Academy has been a catalyst for change and development on the African continent. The Academy’s board and staff work tirelessly to produce Africa’s businessmen and women, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, agricultural pioneers and social activists of tomorrow. Managing Director Tunde Folawiyo, who sits on the […]

A Guide to the DofE’s Involvement in Wildlife Conservation

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) provides participants with many opportunities to further themselves; the activities included in this programme can not only help them to develop specific skill sets which will improve their job prospects, but also to cultivate traits that can enhance many aspects of their personal lives. This is why people like […]

The African Leadership Academy

The African Leadership Academy

The African Leadership Academy was founded in 2004 by Acha Leke, Chris Bradford, Fred Swaniker and Peter Mombaur, emerging from a summer programme called Global Leadership Adventures.  In 2006, Bradford and Swaniker were named by Echoing Green as two of the world’s top 15 emerging social entrepreneurs. Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the African Leadership […]

Africa is the Winner with the Anzisha Prize

Each year at the African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, in which Tunde Folawiyo is a vital member on the Global advisory Board, the finest youth leaders in the country are awarded with the Anzisha prize – Africa’s premier achievement for young entrepreneurs and potential future leaders. Emphasising a focus on the entire continent, those nominated […]

African Leadership Academy: Expanding Opportunities

The African Leadership Academy is now expanding its campus to meet the needs of Africa’s future leaders. Under the stewardship of its director, Tunde Folawiyo, the Academy continues its work to encourage the youth of Africa to engage with those around them, and to look ahead to a more connected Africa and the possibilities which […]

ALA graduates win Davis Prize for Peace

Many of the African Leadership Academy’s students stay in touch with each other after graduating. Not too long ago, two such students, who had gone on to study at Colorado College and Westminster College, received $10,000 when their collaborative project in Kenya was recognised by the Kathryn Davis Projects for Peace programme. Those interested in […]

A look at the achievements of Anzisha Prize finalists

The Anzisha Prize was set up by the African Leadership Academy and the MasterCard Foundation, as a way of celebrating the achievements of young people who have developed innovative, ethical and creative solutions to the challenges experienced by people in their local communities. Each year, the award committee selects 12 finalists from across the continent; […]

ALA gets involved in 21 Icons project

Since the end of May this year, the African Leadership Academy (ALA) has been hosting 21 Icons, an exhibition which, as its name implies, features 21 people, whose accomplishments have had an enormously positive impact on thousands, if not millions of South Africans. It is hoped that by showcasing the extraordinary accomplishments of these icons […]