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African Leadership Academy

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by developing future leaders from all backgrounds who will work together to create lasting peace and shared prosperity on the African continent.

Each year, they comb the African continent to identify young people with potential, develop their skills and confidence, and connect them with lifelong opportunities that enable their impact. This model has closed the opportunity gap for promising youth. The Academy is anchored on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development.

The MCFEA started its partnership with ALA in 2022 to support the Anzisha Prize programme, which seeks to increase the number of job generative entrepreneurs running SMEs in Africa by focusing on very young entrepreneurs. The project funds two fellows from Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria respectively to support and expand their businesses and further generate more employment opportunities.