OMLA’s vision is to empower One Million Leaders in Africa by 2030

These Leaders will cultivate a network of sustainable social entrepreneurship and change Africa for future generations.

OMLA’s vision is to empower One Million Leaders in Africa by 2030

These Leaders will cultivate a network of sustainable social entrepreneurship and change Africa for future generations.

How it all started

At the 2020 Next Leaders Africa Summit, 200 young Africans from 30 countries gathered and developed a vision for Africa.

A vision of an Africa that is green, circular, sustainable, free of poverty and food insecurity. With easy access to education, employment, economic opportunities and health care for everyone.
A continent in peace and harmony, an Africa where everyone can flourish regardless of gender, religion or ethnicity.

One Million Leaders Africa (OMLA) was born

OMLA so far...

We work in all African countries.

In 2020 and 2021, we have worked with 500 young people to develop the OMLA program and train 30 young people in Social and Business Entrepreneurship.

We also supported 3,000 people in 5 African countries during COVID-19 pandemic crisis, by providing relief materials in their communities. 

Now, OMLA is developing an intensive fellowship program to train 20 Fellows in sustainable leadership. The program will kickstart in 2022.

Join the OMLA Fellowship Program

OMLA annually recruits 20 young African talents who are awarded an OMLA Fellowship. They receive a two-month training in aspects as Leadership, Sustainability, Social innovation and Social entrepreneurship.

After their training, each fellow trains and mentors fifty other young people (Stars), who aspire to create social projects within their communities.

The Stars in their turn will train other young people (Starlets).

The OMLA Fellows, Stars and Starlets will run community projects during a one-year fellowship.

After completing the fellowship, they will become part of the OMLA Alumni community, a support network for One Million Leaders Africa.

Who can join?

We are looking for leaders who embody the values that reflect the community and commitment to the world we want to build.

Our One Million Leaders will embody the commitment:
I AM SET to change Africa for our future generations.

Integrity
Accountability
Modesty
Sustainability
Excellence
Teamwork