Pretoria , Gauteng
The Afrika Leadership Development Institute (LeadAfrika) is a non-profit (Section 21) organisation which originated as a leadership centre in a major university during 2002. As a multi-university initiative, we draw on staff and centers of excellence from a number of universities and other networks such as the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.
We are one of the core sources for innovative leadership sciences with an African development network with global connectivity and an energetic force for the empowerment of civil society as a driver for socio-economic development aiming at alleviating and eradicating poverty. LeadAfrika is focused on Leadership competency and capacity building in civic society, local, provincial and national governance structures.
We are proudly participating in developing the Civil Society Leadership Program for the YALI Regional Leadership Centre. The Institute has wide-ranging experience working on socio-economic development programmes in various provinces in South Africa and in five of the neighbouring countries.
We have conducted a number of projects such as a Leadership Development Programme for Parliamentarians. This had an oversight and developmental focus. We are working closely with the Pan African Parliament and NEPAD on the African Union on related Leadership initiatives. We are also involved in the training of Women in Leadership within several organizations, have run various, community development, and youth development programmes, as well as strategic leadership in other parts of Africa.
Recently we were the US Embassy’s partner in the implementation of the YALI Pretoria TechCamp, the managing, and providing support for the Post TechCamp grants (projects will be implemented in 7 countries in Africa) as well as the Global Innovation Through Science And Technology (GIST) Boot Camp in South Africa.