The African Leadership Centre (ALC)
The African Leadership Centre Alumni Association

Cordially invite you to a side event at the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

Panel: Women, Peace and Security in Africa
Theme: Access to Justice
Date: 23rd March 2016
Time: 12:30 pm to 2.30pm

Venue: Church Center 777 United Nations Plaza, NY
Room: Hardin

The panelists are alumni of the ALC women, peace and security fellowship program
Edefe Ojomo - Nigeria
Saramba Kandeh - Sierra Leone
Vicky Karimi - Kenya
Birikit Terefe - Ethiopia


Download CSW Panel Brief here


The African Leadership Centre (ALC)
invites you to the Lecture:
Africa: A voice to be heard .... not a problem to be solved
26th April 2016

Abstract:  This inaugural lecture focuses on the differences between what the reality of Africa is, as against the image of the continent that has been projected. The objective is to challenge the underlining assumptions of Afro-pessimism and to identify some of the current developments that nullify the negative stereotypes that have historically governed perceptions about Africa. The lecture will discuss the causes of the initial negative conclusions and the reasons for the emerging voice of the continent. It will also address how the world is responding to the increasing emergence of Africa’s voice. However, although the lecture recognises some of the key issues that indicate a bright future for Africa, it nevertheless cautions against the rising tendency of Afro-euphoria by identifying some of the self-inflicted handicaps that can prevent the “voice” of the continent from being clearly “heard” and also those that can frustrate the “voice” from having “influence”.

Venue and Date:
Tuesday 26 April 2016
Time: 18.30
Register for this lecture:  Abiodun Alao Inaugural Lecture
Lecture venue: Edmond J Safra Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, King's Building, Strand Campus
Wine reception: Chapters, 2nd Floor, King's Building, Strand Campus
Please register here




The African Leadership Centre (ALC)

invites you to the ALC Conference:

Leadership: Migration and Geopolitics in Africa, Asia and Latin America

18th February 2016


Tickets (£5-10) still available, full agenda and more info at:


Participants include:

  • Dr Youssef Mahmoud, Senior Adviser of the International Peace Institute, Former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General
  • General (Rtd) Martin Luther Agwai, Former Force Commander, United Nations African Union
  • Alaa Murabit, Founder, The Voice of Libyan Women
  • Fabio Abud Antibas, Counsellor, Political Affairs, Defence, and Candidatures, Embassy of Brazil
  • Professor Chris Alden, Professor of International Relations, China-Africa relations expert, London School of Economics
  • And many more!


The African Leadership Centre (ALC)
invites you to the ALC Africa Debates:
Third-termism: the new scourge or an African solution?
16th February 2016

Introductory Remarks:  14:30
Professor Funmi Olonisakin, Programme Director, Security, Leadership and Society, ALC
Simulation seminar 1:  15:00-16:00
Burundi Crisis: Domestic trouble, regional reactions, and global complacency
Simulation seminar 2:  16:00 – 17:00
Burkina Faso: Building the peace after revolution?

Venue and date:
The Council Room, King’s College London, Strand Campus (Entry is through the main entrance), Strand, London WC2R 2LS
16th February 2016
14:30 hrs –17:00 hrs
The Simulation Exercise is undertaken by
ALC Peace and Security Fellows
(Current Fellows are from, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda)

January 8, 2016

By Mirela Gegprifti

Republished from Carnegie Corporation of New York


(l. to r.) Lawrence Ocen, SSRC Fellow; Jimam T. Lar, ALC Fellow; Prof. Catherine Boone, London School of Economics; Kenneth Nwoko, APN Postdoctoral Fellow; Prof. Godwin Onuoha, Princeton; Dr. Cyril Obi, Director APN, SSRC

With ongoing and sometimes conflicting research agendas in the continent, a closer look at the state of research in Africa has become critical.  Last November, the African Studies Association (ASA) held its 58th annual meeting, The State and the Study of Africa. The meeting sought to reflect on the direct or indirect role played by university and scholarly research agendas in peace- and statebuilding processes and how research can often inform governmental policymaking.

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