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Mission & values

The African Leadership Centre has been anchored on and guided by the following core values:

  • Pursuit of excellence
  • African-led ideas and processes of change.
  • Diversity in terms of gender, region, class and beliefs.
  • Independent thinking.
  • Recognition of youth agency.
  • Integrity.


To this end, the ALC has so far been able to:

  • Create and pursue ideas that are grounded in African realities;
  • Provide a space for the interaction between academics,students and policy- makers;
  • Build capacity for independent thinking;
  • Expand and develop visions of change;
  • Create opportunities to transfer knowledge to achieve multiplier effects for communities;
  • Connect with processes nationally, regionally and globally, especially in the field of peace and security; and
  • Build lasting partnerships that will maintain an African-led vision of change.


The ALC has successfully produced a new generation of Africans and serve as a forum for transformative discourse on peace, security and development in Africa. 


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