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Africa Leadership Initiative: Opening of the nominations process for the 11th class

Africa Leadership Initiative - Class XI

It is with great pleasure – that  we announce the opening of the nominations process for the 11th class of the Africa Leadership Initiative, to be launched in May, 2017. Please download the nomination form, and use it to nominate your preferred candidates. As you already know, the quality of the ALI fellowship is dependent on the calibre of Fellows we bring on board, it is therefore important that you nominate as many candidates as you wish.

Please note that all nominees must be between the ages of 35 and 50. They have be residents of an African country, and must possess a proven track-record of leadership and entrepreneurial success in their respective fields. Our ideal candidates are those who are at a reflective point in their lives; for example, they may be looking for a new challenge or have the potential to take one on.

The ALI class of 2017 will comprise of 22 Fellows, and will represent a mix of business, government, and civic organizations. The class will comprise of 60% business, 20% government (local, regional, or national and could be from a variety of positions, elected or career, etc.) as well as 20% NGO/Civil Society (this may also include leaders of non-profit organizations, members of the clergy, artists or representatives of the arts). As part of our pursuit for recruiting new Fellows, we look at gender, geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity as much as possible.

When completing the nomination form, please include a brief statement of your reasons for nominating your preferred candidate, as well as their curriculum vitae. Please make sure you including the candidate’s contact information, date of birth, education, career path, etc. All of the information requested on the form is crucial, please do not leave any spaces unfilled!

Remember that your reasons for choosing your nominee carries a lot of weight in the decision-making process. So, we urge you to apply yourself when writing your motivation. We also request that you inform your nominated candidate to confirm that they are willing to be considered for the programme and are able and committed to dedicating the time required to participate.

Fellows must attend four seminars, each seminar is 4-6 days each.  Three of the siminars will take place in Cape Town, and one gloseminar in Aspen Colorado – USA, Guatamala – South America , Moganshan – China, or Charleston – USA. Over and above this, the Fellow is required to take on a leadership/community project of their own.

When you communicate with your nominees, please ensure that they are fully aware that the nomination is not a guarantee of acceptance.

Please note that the deadline for nominations is Thursday, September 19, 2016.

If you have any questions, please email to Ms. Chenai Chipfupa at chenai@alisa.co.za

Thanking you in advance for your participation.

Warm regards
Adrian Enthoven

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