Photo Montage of PfAL Forum.

PfAL Forum

Getting to know the network, strengthening bonds, sharing ideas

It was thrilling to meet fellows from other cohorts and share experiences with them. Most of all, it was interesting to see how passionate the participants were about the programme.

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PfAL alumni perform a traditional dance during the 2016 forum in Kampala, Uganda

PfAL alumni are invited to attend the PfAL Forum, a gathering with the PfAL Network and its supporters, held every two years in a city in Africa. 

Each PfAL Forum provides a platform to discuss issues related to Africa’s development, for networking, for reviewing member achievements and impact and to set goals and identify opportunities for the year ahead.

The first Forum was held in Munyonyo, Uganda from 14-15 January 2016. Members from all cohorts gathered to discuss youth empowerment and how to promote African intellectualism. The Forum was comprised of talks by speakers including Fadumo Dayib, Mbuvi Ngunze, Rapelang Rabana and Ali Mufuruki. PfAL members were also able to offer consultancy advice and to network with local NGOs including UNICEF, LEAP Africa and Farm Africa.

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PfAL Graduation 2019 : The overwhelming joy of completing an LSE degree

The second PfAL Forum took place from 6-8 September 2018 in Mombasa, Kenya. Building on the themes of the previous Forum, the 2018 edition gathered and sought to inspire, empower and connect PfAL’s emerging leaders to take on the biggest challenges in their communities, countries and continent. Organised under the thematic umbrella ‘Working Together to Shape Our Future’, the Forum was designed to facilitate a safe space for members to learn and reflect, and share practices and experiences. Its goal was to provide members with the skills they need to unleash their potential for impact and to learn in new and creative ways, working collaboratively to improve the quality of leadership and governance on the continent.

For those who were not able to join us in Mombasa, the Pfal team created an incredible video of highlights to give you a feeling of what it was like to be there.  

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Video by:Un Peu Plus Loin

*Correction: the video above states that 107 delegates from 26 countries were at the Pfal Forum Mombasa but 104 delegates from 29 countries were in attendance with 5 different year groups (the first 2 cohorts were on executive leadership courses and the following 3 on masters programmes)




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