About ALA

Developing the next generation of African leaders

Pioneering Entrepreneurial Leadership Education around the World

African Leadership Academy (ALA) is the foremost pan-African leadership development institution established to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of ethical entrepreneurial leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory. Through a world-class program centered on Entrepreneurial Leadership, the Academy has trained nearly a thousand young leaders from 45 African countries in our flagship pre-university Diploma program and now sits at the forefront of developing impactful young leaders with the mindset, skills and networks to effect wide-scale change across the world. The uniqueness of African Leadership Academy is about the diversity of our program participants and facilitators. ALA brings together some of the world’s most influential leadership, entrepreneurship and education experts to shape the content and delivery of our curriculum, and we consistently attract participants from all over Africa, Europe, Asia, North and South America for our global programs.

Our Values

  • Integrity
    We are people of our word, with the courage to do what is right
  • Curiosity
    We challenge the status quo and take the initiative to pursue new ideas
  • Humility
    We are thankful for opportunities and are aware of our limitations
  • Compassion
    We empathise with and care for those around us.
  • Diversity
    We respect all people and believe that difference should be celebrated
  • Excellence
    We set high standards for our own achievement and celebrate the achievements of others