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LSE African Initiative

The LSE African Initiative seeks to confront the barriers and inequality that exist for African students and scholars, in terms of both access to educational opportunities outside of the African continent, and exchange and partnerships between African institutions and those elsewhere. LSE is uniquely placed to support African peers in creating successive generations of academics, business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, lawyers and social workers who know how to facilitate positive change.

Aims of the LSE African Initiative

  • Endowing a chair in African Development
  • Create research fellowships at LSE for African scholars
  • Organise anglophone and francophone summer schools in Africa
  • Establish partnerships between universities across Africa and LSE
  • Create scholarships for African students at all levels at LSE
  • Showcase events which focus on Africa

Support the initiative

LSE enjoys long standing links with Africa through its staff and students, and encompasses within its alumni and friends a significant number of leading individuals from across African civil society, business and government. Illustrious alumni include Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of Kenya, and three Presidents of Ghana, most recently John Atta Mills, elected to office in 2009. In addition, researchers from the School's Methodology Institute were recently selected to guide the third Ibrahim Index of African Governance by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. To find out more about supporting the LSE African Initiative, please contact us on|.

Find out more about alumni groups in Africa and how to join, see Houghton Street Online - alumni groups|.