About Us

The Africa Leadership Foundation (ALF) is Africa’s premier civil society and not-for-profit organization. It grew out of the need to assist in improving the capacity and competency of African leaders to confront development challenges.

Vision

The vision of ALF is to improve the quality and performance of Africa in critical position of authority in Africa.

 

Mission

♣ To encourage the diagnosis, understanding and informed search for solutions to local, regional and global problems, taking account of their inter-relationship and mutual consequences, involving both current and future leaders.

♣ To develop, organize and support programmes for the training of able, capable and promising Africans with leadership potential so as to expose them to the demands, duties and obligations of leadership positions to prepare them.

 

    The ALF was established in 1998 as a strategic response to the widespread and palpable crises of leadership and management. Part of ALF’s mission is to develop leadership capacities in Africa in order to increase productivity of major actors in government, parliament, business and civil society. In this way, conditions for the development of the continent in an environment of peace, stability and security will be created. A range of high-level conference, seminars, workshops and publications address the quest for effective leadership, efficient management and enhancement of leadership skills. The establishment of ALF was not fortuitous. It was in response to a number of very pressing challenges facing post-independence Africa. Before the establishment of ALF, there was no serious Africa led, Africa managed, and Africa initiated Foundation where leaders could meet and exchange experiences with the view to improving their performance. No less worrying was the difficulty involved in gaining access to relevant data on issues of national, regional or global importance. ALF was thus established as an expression of commitment to contributing in a constructive and positive way to the search for solution to some of these problems, by developing leadership capabilities in Africa in order to increase output in government, the parliament, the business, the civil society and to create conditions conducive to the development of the continent in an environment of peace, stability and security. One of ALF’s significant policy contributions to Africa’s development is the initiation, design and promotion of the Conference on Security, Stability, Development and Cooperation in Africa (CSSDCA), which was adopted by OAU in year 2000 at Lomé, Togo during the Assembly of African Heads of States and Government. ALF remains to date, the first and only civil society organization that has performed such a feat. Also, the Africa Leadership Foundation has been in the forefront of working with and building the capacities of African Women for leadership and development, which culminated in the creation of the Africa Women Foundation (AWF). The Foundation seeks to identify and establish a medium through which it can challenge ideas and create networking opportunities. The AWF has been convened four times now; the last being the recent Regional Conference on African Women and NEPAD. ALF’s involvement with leadership development spans its 33 years existence. ALF workshop Alumni have become political and business leaders in Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Republic of Benin and Namibia among others. In addition to this ALF has organized training conferences, workshops and capacity building sessions for young and old leaders across Africa in critical areas of development concerns: Political and Electoral Education, Democratic Leadership Development, Good Governance and Rule of Law, Parliamentary development, Gender Advocacy, Entrepreneurship Development, Business Management, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, amongst others. Over the years, ALF has shown demonstrable capacity to organize and implement complex projects in Africa, Europe and USA. The organisation has lengthy experience in project development and management, policy preparation and research, as well as in organising high-level seminars and conferences. It has implemented, with remarkable success, several projects funded by United Nations agencies such as the UNDP, UNOHCHR, UNICEF, UNESCO, etc., and others international/national institutions like the European Union Commission, African Union, Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Ford Foundation, Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), Friedrich Nauman Foundation, Catholic Agency for International Development (CORDAID), the Governments of Norway, Netherlands, World Bank and Central Bank of Nigeria, among several others The ALF is also a member of the Gender Is My Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) Network and has contributed immensely in the areas of gender equality and furtherance of the provisions of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA).

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ACHEIVEMENTS OF THE ALF ENTREPRENUERSHIP PROJECT (2008-2022)

TRAINING

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Business Plans​
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Interns (2015-2017)​

RESULTS

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New Enterprises Started​

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