Business Entrepreneurship Education
Development experts forecast that Africa’s youth population will outgrow economic opportunities on the continent in a little over a decade; this means that education and employment opportunities will decline even further than they are today unless urgent interventions are made. With more than a quarter of the world’s under-25 population projected to be living in Africa by 2030, our continent is faced with the exciting challenge of how to maximize this youth bulge.
While the rest of the developed world prepares for the 4th Industrial Revolution, African countries are challenged to both pick up the pace of development and prepare for even more rapid transformation. How can we pivot our youth population to address our grand challenges and harness our greatest opportunities? What role can young changemakers play in transforming education, healthcare, climate change, governance, infrastructure, urbanization and job creation?
How can we maximize opportunities inherent in agriculture, natural resource management, wildlife conservation, tourism, arts, design and culture? What role will transformative education and network development opportunities play in enabling this new path for the continent’s youth? How has African Leadership Academy begun to respond to these challenges and opportunities, and how can forward-thinking parents and mentors get involved?
This conference brings together senior executives from African Leadership Academy, education leaders from around the world, and a cohort of young African changemakers under 30 to explore the future of education, leadership and development in Africa. Since 2008, African Leadership Academy has been at the forefront of transforming education by developing a powerful network of changemakers whose collective work will address the continent’s greatest challenges and accelerate our growth trajectory. Through the Beyond Education conference series, we are delighted to share these learnings with parents, students, education leaders and the public.
The conference is primely designed for parents whose children are under the age of 18, high school students, education organizations, youth development organizations, and others who work with youth.
Join us at the 2019 Beyond Education conferences, holding in six key African cities. Register today, and come with your family!
Theme - Developing Changemakers: Preparing the Next Generation for Careers of Impact
Register today, limited seats available.
Sarova Panafric, Valley Road, Nairobi, Kenya, Kenya,
African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to transform Africa by identifying, developing, and connecting thousands of leaders for the continent over the next few decades. The Academy is founded on the philosophy that a new generation of ethical, committed leaders is the key to Africa’s development. ALA seeks to become the training ground for these future leaders. Each year, ALA draws the most outstanding students from across Africa to its campus in South Africa. Here, they build a powerful intellectual foundation and develop their leadership capacity through ALA’s unique curriculum in Entrepreneurial Leadership. ALA then works with these young leaders throughout their lives as they enable lasting positive change on the African continent.