Responses to the African development challenge have largely been in the form of leadership programmes to address the leadership deficit on the continent by raising a new generation of African leaders. However, it has been observed that many existing African leadership programmes focus on young Africans, as individuals, but are not leveraging the necessary critical mass and connectivity amongst young leaders to effect social change.
This meeting brought together participants from 16 countries on July 11 – 13, 2018 to address this limitation by developing a platform that will bring together young African leaders from across the continent to drive change together.
LEAP, represented by Kehinde Ayeni was one of 10 organizations developing young African leaders at the Inaugural Youth Advisory Board and Curators Meeting organized by AFLI in Johannesburg. The curators consisting of the Community of Practice (CoP) Group included YALI East Africa, Moremi Initiative, USAID, ACUMEN East Africa, Mastercard Foundation and LEAP Africa.
The African Union Youth Division and ONE Campaign were lead partners at this two-part meeting.