One Million Leaders Africa

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

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OMLA so far...

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Over the past few years, we’ve made incredible strides with the OMLA program. Training over 2,390 passionate young minds in sustainable leadership and equipping them with essential skills in Social and Business Entrepreneurship.  The OMLA 2023 Bootcamp was a life-transforming bootcamp where 100 young Africans from Farming communities were selected from 17 secondary schools in Ondo State, South western Nigeria.

The enthusiasm for our initiatives is evident. In 2022, we received applications from just over 100 aspiring leaders. Fast forward to 2023, and this number skyrocketed to an astounding 2,000+ applications, a testament to the growing interest in sustainable leadership and the visible impact of the OMLA program. With momentum on our side, we anticipate even greater interest and engagement in the upcoming application cycles. Join us in crafting the next generation of sustainable leaders.

Food Security

Climate Change

Agroforestry

Waste Mgt

ICT

Sustainable Education

Our Impact over the years

Our journey has certainly been filled with challenges, but the milestones we’ve achieved and the impact we’ve made over the years stand as a testament to our unwavering commitment to fulfill our promises.
Impact Report

The OMLA Fellowship Program

OMLA annually recruits 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

Upcoming Events Programs Activities

Tackling sustainable leadership from the Grassroot

The OMLA Bootcamp for Secondary School Students in Africa is one step further in our drive towards sustainable leadership and development. The bootcamp will feature  key training sessions on Digital and technological skills, Climate change, Entrepreneurship Skill and Leadership.  

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One Million Leaders Africa

OMLA - One Million Leaders Africa is a project that intends to empower 1 million Young African Leaders by 2030 who will help put Africa on a more sustainable course.

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Our OMLA 2023 Bootcamp graduates didn't just learn, they took action! Students led tree-planting initiatives across their schools, putting their climate knowledge into practice.

Climate change is real, and it's up to our generation to fight it. By empowering young leaders with the tools and knowledge they need, we can build a more sustainable future.

Remember, "The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything." – Albert Einstein. ✊

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What an inspiring initiative! It's heartening to see young leaders taking tangible action to combat climate change. By empowering the next generation with knowledge and tools, we can indeed pave the way for a more sustainable future. The quote by Albert Einstein serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of taking action. Keep up the great work! ✊ #ClimateAction #YouthLeadership

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en français camp d'entraînement

Kudos OMLA.

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Did you know that over 200 million girls and women have undergone Female Genital mutilation (FGM)? This harmful practice violates their rights and has lasting physical and emotional consequences. #ENDFGM" #StandWithHer"
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Did you know that over 200 million girls and women have undergone Female Genital mutilation (FGM)? This harmful practice violates their rights and has lasting physical and emotional consequences. #ENDFGM #StandWithHer
#SayNoToViolence
#HerVoiceMatters

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Yes" zero tolerance for female genital mutilation.

Exciting Announcement: One Million Leaders Global Giving Campaign is now receiving donations! 🌍✨

We are thrilled to bring you extraordinary news from the One Million Leaders Fellowship

✅We are raising USD 50,000 to support 400 fellows (who will be engaging around 10,000 “champions” (second tier) and sponsor the implementation of 125 community projects in the 2024 fellowship.

✅The project budget focuses majorly on supporting the following activities:

○ Support for each Fellow’s/Champion’s training
○ Implementation of Community-change Project funding (125 community projects!)

✅Why We Need Your Support:

Your contribution, however big or small, will directly empower the next generation of changemakers. It will provide Fellows and Champions with the vital resources they need to hone their skills, execute impactful projects, and leave a lasting legacy in their communities.

#oml #onemillionleaders
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Exciting Announcement: One Million Leaders Global Giving Campaign is now receiving donations! 🌍✨

We are thrilled to bring you extraordinary news from the One Million Leaders Fellowship

✅We are raising USD 50,000 to support 400 fellows (who will be engaging around 10,000 “champions” (second tier) and sponsor the implementation of 125 community projects in the 2024 fellowship.

✅The project budget focuses majorly on supporting the following activities:

○ Support for each Fellow’s/Champion’s training
○ Implementation of Community-change Project funding (125 community projects!)

✅Why We Need Your Support:

Your contribution, however big or small, will directly empower the next generation of changemakers. It will provide Fellows and Champions with the vital resources they need to hone their skills, execute impactful projects, and leave a lasting legacy in their communities.

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How to be a fellow?

#africa #leadership #community #development

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Agree

Very true

Correct

Yes! It is essential change makers work together

Right!

Yes! It is essential change makers work together

United

Well said

Strength in unity!

This is nothing, but the truth. Kudos to OMLA

Correct

💯

Indeed..

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The application period for #OneMillionLeaders fellowship program 2024 concluded on January 20th! We received an impressive 17,000 registrations and nearly 8,000 submissions from individuals in 107 countries. 🙌

Out of these, approximately 420 will be selected as fellows. Including the second tier, known as “champions.” We aim to graduate 7,500 OML leaders and support around 100 community projects worldwide, so these numbers prove that our efforts are focused in the right direction.

Thank you, #OML!
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The application period for #OneMillionLeaders fellowship program 2024 concluded on January 20th! We received an impressive 17,000 registrations and nearly 8,000 submissions from individuals in 107 countries. 🙌

Out of these, approximately 420 will be selected as fellows. Including the second tier, known as “champions.” We aim to graduate 7,500 OML leaders and support around 100 community projects worldwide, so these numbers prove that our efforts are focused in the right direction.

Thank you, #OML!

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Awesome. Kudos to the team as we look forward to the selected Champions.

This is awesome. Kudos 👍 to the great #OML

We will surely succeed🫵

🥰may we succeed 🥰🙏

That's a great statistics

I wish I could be among the successful

We are doing fine already.. Go #OML 💪🏻

May we be among the selected fellows.

This is great 👍

Thanks for the update🙌❤️

This is one of a million opportunities and I look forward to being part of the successful applicants.

Great

In shaa Allah

WE WILL ACHIEVE IT, TOGETHER

Thanks for the update. I look forward to the opportunity

Awesome

Amazing! Keep up the good work!

I am hopeful.

Can't wait

May we be amongst the selected fellow

Congratulations for those that will be selected

We will succeed Insha Allah

When will the shortlisting be done?

Kudos to the great OMLA.

Wow, Great. Can't wait to see that congratulatory message on my phone of being selected in Jesus name Amen🙏🙏🥰

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Imagine a world where passionate young leaders from diverse backgrounds are equipped with the skills, resources, and networks to tackle pressing global challenges, and where communities across the globe are empowered to create lasting change, driven by the vision and energy of a new generation. The One Million Leaders (OML) project is an initiative by NELIS – Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability, aiming to inspire, connect and empower one million next-generation leaders and social innovators in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and MENA (Middle East & North Africa) regions by 2030. We are raising USD 50,000 to support 400 fellows (who will be engaging around 10,000 “champions” (second tier)) and sponsor the implementation of 125 community projects in the 2024 fellowship. Every contribution, regardless of size, brings us closer to achieving our shared vision.Please make your donation here: www.globalgiving.org/projects/one-million-leaders-oml/Share our story with your network, spread the word, and help us ignite the spark of change.Remember, your passion and dedication can make a real difference in the lives of young leaders and the communities they serve!#leadership #leadershipdevelopment#youthleadership #communityproject #makeadifference #togetherwecan #crowdfunding #fundraiser #givingback #socialgood #donate #getinvolved #makeanimpact #OMLA #OMLAS #OMLATAM #OMLMENA #NELIS ... See MoreSee Less

Imagine a world where passionate young leaders from diverse backgrounds are equipped with the skills, resources, and networks to tackle pressing global challenges, and where communities across the globe are empowered to create lasting change, driven by the vision and energy of a new generation. The One Million Leaders (OML) project is an initiative by NELIS – Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability, aiming to inspire, connect and empower one million next-generation leaders and social innovators in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and MENA (Middle East & North Africa) regions by 2030. We are raising USD 50,000 to support 400 fellows (who will be engaging around 10,000 “champions” (second tier)) and sponsor the implementation of 125 community projects in the 2024 fellowship. Every contribution, regardless of size, brings us closer to achieving our shared vision.Please make your donation here: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/one-million-leaders-oml/Share our story with your network, spread the word, and help us ignite the spark of change.Remember, your passion and dedication can make a real difference in the lives of young leaders and the communities they serve!#leadership #leadershipdevelopment#youthleadership #communityproject #makeadifference #togetherwecan #crowdfunding #fundraiser #givingback #socialgood #donate #getinvolved #makeanimpact #OMLA #OMLAS #OMLATAM #OMLMENA #NELIS

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Nice one

this is a good master mind for our generation, we ought to hold this in order to do things better than before.

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Impressive

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