The Art of Strengths Coaching

A is for The African Leadership Academy: Developing African Leaders

The ALA aims to help develop the next generation of African leaders. It believes in encouraging those leaders to develop a strong ethical base. They can then contribute to providing a guiding compass for the future of Africa.

Below are excerpts from the organisation’s website. You can discover more via the following link.

About Us

African Leadership Academy seeks to enable lasting peace and prosperity in Africa by developing and connecting the continent’s future leaders.

Africa’s greatest need is ethical and entrepreneurial leadership.

Too often, we invest in addressing the symptoms of bad leadership in Africa: we give blankets, food, and medicine to those impacted by war, poverty and famine.

But these efforts will never stop unless we develop leaders who prevent wars from occurring in the first place, entrepreneurs who create jobs, and scientists who sustainably increase food production and access to healthcare.

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Our leadership development formula is relatively simple:

We believe that by identifying young leaders with immense potential, enabling them to practice leadership, and connecting them with transformative opportunities, we can develop and empower the next Nelson Mandela, the next Wangari Maathai, and Africa’s Jonas Salk and Steve Jobs.

Our Impact

We have consistently demonstrated excellence and have witnessed outstanding success with our flagship curriculum.

Our students have been placed into leading global universities, including: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Duke, New York University, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, London School of Economics, Ashesi University, University of Cape Town, and more.

Our graduating students have thus far collectively earned over $35M in scholarship awards.

ALA’s young leaders have already started making an impact on Africa.

They have launched 38 non-profit and for-profit enterprises since inception, and many of these enterprises continue to thrive on campus and in students’ home countries as sustainable organizations.

The World Economic Forum has recognized five ALA young entrepreneurs for the innovative organizations they have launched in their home countries.


Two teams of ALA graduates from the inaugural class won the $10,000 Kathryn Davis Prize for Peace for their projects in Kenya and Morocco. 

Additionally, African Leadership Academy continues to receive increasing international recognition.

Click here to see how ALA is seen in the eyes of the world’s media.

Here is another video about the ALA.

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