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Programme for African Leadership


Be part of a new generation of African leaders

The Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) was established at LSE to foster a new generation of African leaders who will promote best practices of economic and social development in their organisations and countries.

PfAL offers an extracurricular, one-year leadership and networking programme for graduate students from sub-Saharan Africa studying at LSE. Students who successfully complete the programme will be invited to join the growing, diverse PfAL Network, and to attend future PfAL Fora, leadership fora for PfAL alumni held every two years in Africa.

The first PfAL cohort arrived in London in March 2012 and since then 180 bright, emerging talents from across Africa have been accepted into the programme and joined the PfAL Network. Each year circa 50 students enrol in the programme and upon completion join the Network.

In July 2016, PfAL joined the newly established Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa, which centralises the breadth of LSE's African-related activities and research.  As part of the Centre, PfAL stands in an unique position to draw on the range of knowledge, expertise, resources and opportunities across the School to challenge, enrich and inspire participating students on their paths towards becoming future leaders.


*Banner photos by Owen Billcliff Photography (owenbillcliffe.co.uk)

Link to the website of the Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa