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Lead Campus - Global Leaders for Africa’s Development

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About the course

Africa is the continent of the 21st century and offers a multitude of opportunities. The goal of LeAD Campus is to identify the current and future leaders of Africa, develop their skills and projects so to help them contribute to a sustainable and inclusive growth across the continent.

The LeAD Campus programme equips high-potential Africans with the skills to develop their leadership, their vision and their business.

This bilingual certificate-awarding training programme lasts for 6 months. The programme is a co-development of 4 African and French institutions. It is overseen and implemented in partnership with business operating on the African continent.

Whether you come from the north, south, east or west of the African continent, from an English or French speaking country and work in the private or the public sector, LeAD Campus is for you.


  • Strengthen your leadership, vision and ability to innovate
  • Build your project or business based on your own development plan
  • Master management fundamentals to better structure and develop your business
  • Develop your project responsibly, while incorporating the challenges related to growth and sustainable development on the African continent
  • Expand your network to test, elaborate and add value to your project

  • Length : 6 months including 15 days of on-site training and remote training (e-learning, distant mentorship, development of the individual executive project)

  • Fee : It includes the academic fees for the entire duration of the programme as well as housing, local transportation and some meals during on-site seminars. Participants will bear all costs from their homes to the destination hotel (visas, airfare, local transportation to/from hotel on the first/last day).

  • A few professionals specifically identified by the institutional programme partners (Investment funds, funding organisations, etc.) and selected by the academic partners may benefit from financial support.

Who should attend

Our professional development programme meets top international standards and is specially designed for professionals in Africa. It brings together leaders from the private sector – entrepreneurs, SME directors, top executives from local and multinational corporations, etc. – and managers from the public, non-profit and civil society sectors – administration executives, economic policy officers, NGO managers.

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Isabelle Hoyaux

Founder of ScaleChanger, Isabelle Hoyaux supports the replication and scaling up of social innovations in Europe, Africa and Asia. With a background in statistics (Imperial College, UK) and MBA in Social entrepreneurship (ESSEC Business School, France), Isabelle has over 15 years’ work experienc...


Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch has been director of the Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice at UCT since 2013. He was born in Cape Town and educated in Economics, Economic History and History at UCT, Wits and Columbia. After economic research and teaching at the University of Cape Town, he joined the...


Jeanne Hénin

As project leader at CEFEB, Jeanne Hénin develops “Social Business” and CSR capacity-building programmes. Before joining CEFEB, she worked at Proparco where she introduced an impact measurement process for evaluating development projects. She played an active role in building the AFD Group’s Soci...


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