- July 11, 2022
- Posted by: Communications Team
- Category: Updates
July 11 2022 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between Africa Leadership Initiative – East Africa Foundation (ALI-EA) and LéO Africa Institute in Nairobi to establish and formalize an operational framework for strengthening a five-year strategic partnership between both organizations.
This partnership includes programming collaboration to jointly implement annual programs for young and emerging leaders such as fellowships, skill trainings, workshops, and seminars.
The partnership will enable ALI-EA and LéO Africa Institute to jointly mobilize resources (financial and technical) to support the programs for emerging young leaders and in addition forge other collaborative leadership programs in pursuit of shared commitment to the growth of values-based leadership in East Africa.
“I am excited about the outcomes from our signed partnership with ALI-EA because of the opportunities it will open up for our Fellows,” said LéO Africa Institute Founder & Senior Director Awel Uwihanganye. “Together, we have created an exciting opportunity to consider having a side forum for young leaders during the bi-annual Africa Impact Forum.”
Another exciting activity that will be jointly implemented under this partnership is the convening of the annual Ali Mufuruki Distinguished Lecture Series. The series will celebrate the laudable legacy and exceptional life of the late ALI-EA Founder Ali Mufuruki who championed values-based leadership and lived a life of significance.
Dr. Laila Macharia, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Africa Leadership Initiative – East Africa Foundation, is confident this partnership is in line with the common mission of ALI-EA and LéO Africa Institute to create a critical mass of next-generation leaders who are values-driven, effective, and enlightened.
It is the ALI-EA’s vision to create a critical mass of next-generation leaders who are values-driven, effective, and enlightened. ALI-EA believes that this can be achieved through investing in systems that foster the emergence of the next generation of African leaders in business, politics, and civil society who are effective, values-driven, and enlightened through knowledge.
LéO Africa Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organization investing in young and emerging leaders in Africa to succeed and live fulfilled and high-impact lives. The Institute focuses on young and emerging thought leaders in Africa who are passionate about creating change in their communities, businesses and living significant lives.