The African Leadership Centre (ALC) is a global community of scholars, based at King’s College London and the University of Nairobi, whose research on peace, leadership, development and security issues aims to inform and influence intellectual debate, teaching and learning as well as policy discourses both in Africa and globally.
The ALC is an academic unit at King’s College London with a semi-autonomous research and training centre based in Nairobi, Kenya. The London and Nairobi teams work in close collaboration with each other on a great number of activities and are inherently inter-linked, but also have distinct roles, purposes and programmes.
The ALC runs ground-breaking master's programmes and a highly competitive Fellowship programme that students to work and study across several continents. Over the years the ALC has attracted some of the most influential African and global thought leaders, diplomats, military personnel, politicians and civil society leaders to speak at lectures and debates with its students in London and Nairobi.
Its innovative approaches to debating major leadership, security and development issues - through the web-based ALC Radio, for instance, or through its bi-annual Africa debates - convene important discussions on pertinent issues in Global Affairs.