On the 30th of June 2019, The National Training Academy in Egypt welcomed the first batch of the African presidential leadership program (APLP), 100 participants from different African countries (including the host country) were represented at the program including Nigeria, Ghana, south Africa, Zambia, Djibouti and so many other countries. The program was launched as part of the 2018 World Youth Forum and coinciding with the 2019 Egyptian presidency of the African union. The program aims at bringing together African youths with different affiliations and beliefs under one umbrella aimed at development and peace in the society, complementing Egypt’s role in effective participation with other African government. The program is designed to give more than 1000 young people from Africa a chance to participate in 10 sessions of 100 African youths.
The program lasted for six weeks with intensive training sessions by professionals and we visited some historical places including the great pyramids, Suez Canal, the sphinx, Alexandria library and so many other wonderful places. Some of the courses taught at the program includes leadership skills, Emotional intelligence, sustainable development goals, design thinking, African agenda and so many other topics.
In conclusion, the program helped us to network and also share ideas on some of the things to be implemented on when we got back to our home countries. In attendance of the closing program was the president of Egypt and ambassadors of some African countries.
By Funmilola Adeagbo – Get in touch with Funmilola via LinkedIn.
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