Apply Now: Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) Advanced Leadership Programme

Apply Now: Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture (CALA) Advanced Leadership Programme

Become an advanced, collaborative leader for Africa’s food security and sustainability

Africa’s food security challenges require results-oriented leaders in government, the private sector and civil society who are responsive, adaptable, and able to lead collaboration, mobilize real change, and ensure delivery of country priorities.

At the country-level, for a leader and champion in food security and agriculture to remain relevant and effective, professionals must be ready to lead change and deliver on their priorities with practical tools and strategies.

The Centre for African Leaders in Agriculture’s (CALA) Advanced Leadership Programme is a collaborative, hands-on, and tailored experience for senior and rising leaders in Africa’s agriculture sector. Designed for individuals spearheading and directly implementing specific country-level agriculture initiatives, the programme is initially open to participants from eight countries (see eligibility).
Certificate & Recognition

Graduates of the programme will receive a certificate in Advanced Leadership Programme for Africa’s Food Security & Sustainability
Be recognized as delivery champions across AGRA’s prestigious continental platforms and events, including at the national level
Join an esteemed network of transformative leaders providing peer support for continuous achievement of country priorities

Programme Format

The 16-month leadership programme for experienced professionals will include a unique learning approach to developing participants’ leadership, collaboration and management skills, through the following experiences:

Virtual and in-person learning events to hone leadership skills for delivery
Action Learning Projects connected directly to the participants’ job objectives and country transformation objectives
On-the-job and in-country coaching
Regular peer accountability sessions
Participation in bi-annual leadership forums
Participation in the Africa Food Systems Forum
Exposure to case studies of ‘Game-changers’ in African agriculture
Virtual and in-person peer-learning and networking with cohorts of participants from across the continent.

Programme Costs & Sponsorship

Participants’ fees are fully sponsored through support provided to AGRA by the German Development Cooperation through KfW Development Bank. This will include travel costs for all Leadership Forums and graduation events. Participants are expected to meet their own costs of internet access for virtual leadership forums. Please note, CALA does not provide for per diems for in-person leadership forums and graduation events attendance.

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