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ALN 2019

Date: November 14 - 17
Country: Ghana

From November 14 – 17th 2019, the African Leadership Network (ALN) hosted its 10th annual ALN Gathering with the decennial celebratory theme, #daringtodance, in Accra, Ghana.  Our participants were motivated to grow, lead and seek excellence in all of their endeavors. Also In attendance were a host of prominent guests, including former UN Secretary-General, Ban-Ki Moon.

Some notable attendees:

Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley, ,Naomi Campbell, and founder of Mavin Group, Don Jazzy. 

ALN 2017

Date: November 1-3
Country: Mauritius

Theme: IM-possible

ALN attendees explored the mindsets, skill sets and networks leaders need to embrace as they embark on the seemingly impossible journey of making this century the ‘African Century’.


Some notable attendees:

Hon. Graça Machel, Dr. Deqo Mohamed and Eddie Ndopu

ALN 2016

Date: November 2-4
Country: Mauritius

Theme:  The Art of Leading

Why art? Why not the skill or competency of leading? Or the science of leading? All these expressions of leadership are valid, but the artist brings a perspective that invites new ways of viewing the world and disrupts our most familiar modes of interacting with ourselves and our surroundings. ALN 2016 explored the art of leading with attention to: perspective, passion and expression.

Some notable attendees:

Kirk Whalum, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Strive Masiyiwa

ALN 2015

Date: November 3-7
Country: Morocco

Theme: Boundaries: Define - Defend - Defy: Exploring the Boundaries of Possibilities in Africa

At a time in which the global migrant crisis was capturing headlines, engaging with boundaries was a particularly topical issue for ALN 2015. Attendees discussed which boundaries should be clarified, which should be carefully preserved, and which should be abandoned to facilitate a more prosperous Africa.

Some notable attendees:

Dr. Vera Songwe, Hakeem Belo-Osagie and Sneha Shah

ALN 2014

Date: November 5-8

Country: Rwanda

Theme: Powering Prosperity: Leadership Lessons from Rwanda
Rwanda is widely known as one of the most dynamic and efficient economies in Africa. Yet 20 years ago, Rwanda found itself at arguably the lowest point in its history. Over 800,000 people had died in a genocide and its economy was on its last legs. The gathering explored leadership lessons that could be learned from Rwanda to bring prosperity to other African countries.

Some notable attendees:

H.E. Paul Kagame, H.E. John Dramani Mahama and

Dr. Nkosana Moyo

ALN 2013

Date: November 1-3
Country: Mauritius

Theme: Rewriting the story of Africa

Attendees explored the changing dynamics of the African continent and the role they can play in re-writing the story of Africa. They left with a deeper perspective of the changes taking place on the continent, a clearer sense of the opportunities unfolding, and stronger relationships with key decision-makers and influential leaders from over 35 African countries.

Some notable attendees:

Hon. Xavier-Luc Duval, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and

Manu Chandaria

ALN 2012

Date: October 10-13
Country: Ghana

Theme:  Powering Africa's Prosperity (Continued)

300 of the most dynamic ‘new generation’ leaders in Africa assembled for three days of stimulating discussions about innovative ways to create prosperity for Africa. A highlight in 2012 was the launch of the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, where 12 of Africa’s leading entrepreneurs were honored and celebrated for their achievements.

Some notable attendees:

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Hon. Hannah Tetteh

ALN 2011

Date: October 26-29
Country: Ethiopia

Theme:  Powering Africa's Prosperity (Continued)

The most dynamic ‘new generation’ leaders from across Africa assembled for four days of stimulating discussions and innovative ideas on how to create prosperity in Africa. Attendees had matchless networking opportunities which allowed them to forge new partnerships and ultimately further ALN’s mission to drive prosperity for Africa.

Some notable attendees:

Brian Herlihy, James Mwangi and Naima Mclean

ALN 2010

Date: November 3-6

Country: Ethiopia

Theme: Powering Africa’s Prosperity

Our inaugural annual gathering unveiled ALN’s mission of powering Africa’s prosperity. In keeping with this mission, attendees had the opportunity to engage with high-calibre speakers on the opportunities that could be explored on the continent and the potential role they could play.

Some notable attendees:

Professor Arthur Mutambara, Clare Akamanzi and Lira

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