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AWCA Recognises Women of Substance

In the spirit of Women’s Month, the Africa Leadership Initiative hails Woman of Substance; an annual accolade ceremony initiated by the African Women Chartered Accountant Forum (AWCA). AWCA works to advance the interests of qualified and aspiring African female CA’s across South Africa. The forum is led by Lesego Sennelo (Class X: XSeed) who is the President of AWCA, a qualified Chartered...

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How Bruce Robertson is Transforming Livelihoods in Uganda

Introduction In the early 50’s, cotton was Uganda’s second highest cash crop contributing close to 25% of its total agricultural exports. Sadly, by the 1970’s (during the reign of Idi Amin) the figure had descended to 3% and the government was growing pessimistic in reviving the industry. As time passed, most farmers abandoned cotton and turned to other crops, mainly due to the labo...

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ALI SA is Hiring a Permanent Project Manager

Vacancy Summary Organisation: Africa Leadership Initiative (South Africa) Role: Project Manager Job level: Mid to senior level Type: Permanent Reports to: Executive Director Location: Preferably Cape Town (Johannesburg is an option) Start date: 1 November 2017 About the African Leadership Initiative It is well known that Africa continues to face social and economic challenges. It is also eviden...

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Congratulations to our own Bruce Robertson: 2017 McNulty Prize Laureate!

On July 29th, the Aspen Institute and the McNulty Foundation announced that ALI SA Board Member, Bruce Robertson has been named as one of the 2017 Laureates for the tenth annual John P. McNulty Prize. Robertson is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network.  His project TRAIL (Transforming Agriculture ...

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Meet the 2017 McNulty Prize Laureates!

On July 29th, The Aspen Institute and Anne Welsh McNulty announced the 10th annual John P. McNulty Prize Laureates. Watch the announcement   The Laureates are five extraordinary leaders from across the world who felt the moral imperative to act, and who have used their entrepreneurialism and professional expertise to address seemingly intractable challenges in their communities. From trai...

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