The 2017 Africa Leadership Academy, with representatives from 20 African countries, took place 11-14 September at the Olympic Youth Development Centre in Lusaka, Zambia.
Notable speakers at the Academy included:
• Her Excellency Esther Lungu, First Lady of Zambia
• Her Excellency Dr Maureen Mwanawasa, Former First Lady of Zambia
• Hon. Moses Mawere, Minister of Youth, Sport and Child Development, Zambia
• Hon. Given Lubinda, Minister of Justice, Zambia
The Special Olympics Leadership Academy is designed to improve impact and performance of our leaders around the world through support, training and mentoring. Academy participants engage in face-to-face workshops, e-learning and ongoing support for professional goals.
"The more you learn, the more responsibility comes your way," said Brightfield Shadi, Botswana’s International Global Messenger to the media.
The Academy is made possible by support from the American Express Foundation, Goldman Sachs, CEB and SkillSoft.