One Million Leaders Africa Program

One Million Leaders Africa Program

Campaign by  Next Leaders Initiative for Sustainability, Akure, Nigeria
$1,621.1 (22 donors)
Goal is $405,000
0 Complete (success)

About this campaign

The One Million Leaders Africa program (OMLA) is helping to build the movement to put Africa on a new path by 2030 by empowering (through a training in Leadership, Sustainability, Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship) one million credible young leaders who will be proud to be leaders guiding Africa to a better future.

The population of Africa is projected to increase to around 2.5 billion in 2050, and possibly 4.5 billion in 2100 (compared to 1.27 billion in 2019/UN 2017 projections). All key sustainability challenges, social as well as environmental, will be on full display in Africa in the decades to come, and the most vulnerable people are likely to suffer the brunt of negative future impacts (food, water, and resource constraints, conflicts, climate change impacts, migrant flows, etc.).
At the same time, Africa has the youngest population of any continent on Earth, with an amazing amount of entrepreneurial energy and hope for the future. Business opportunities abound across the continent, but they will have to be explored in sustainable way and, hopefully, in collaboration with and lead by a new generation of sustainably and socially literate leaders.
The One Million Leaders program intends to harness this positive energy and help train a whole new generation of leaders across the continent, who can help put Africa on a more sustainable course.

One Million Leaders Africa’s mission is to build a movement of young leaders who will help put Africa on a new path by 2030. OMLA recruits promising young leaders and places them in High Schools and Tertiary Institutions to teach Leadership for Better Future, Sustainability, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a year.

In the long run, the OMLA program aims to create a vibrant network of young leaders who work together to transform Africa. The experience gained as OMLA Fellow, OMLA Star and OMLA Starlet forms the foundation of the OMLA Alumni action.

Use of Funds

The funds will be used for the pilot phase of the program.
Pilot Phase: Year 1
 60 OMLA Fellows across Africa are selected for a train the trainer boot camp in Rwanda
 Each fellow steps down his/her training to 100 stars either in a Secondary School or an Higher Institution of learning:
60*100= 6000 OMLA STARS
 Each of the (6000) OMLA stars steps down his/her training to 10 OMLA Starlets per month either in a school, religious organizations or communities:
6000*10*7= 420,000 STARLETS
• At the end of the OMLA (pilot) year, a total of (420,000+6000+60) leaders 426,060
would have been trained.