Global Leadership Program

ALU and the Carnegie Foundation will welcome its third cohort to the Global Leadership Program in Stanford, California in May 2024. Students will dive into the world of innovation in an intentional space where learning and community-building take place hand-in-hand. Students will be able to learn from and connect with the many innovative companies headquartered in the Bay Area and with faculty and students from across the US.

1 - 31 May


Silicon Valley


Our Goal

To accelerate students ability to solve Africa’s grand challenges and capture its greatest opportunities by gaining hands-on experience with technology companies in Silicon Valley and learning from the region’s spirit of innovation and disruption.

Global Leadership Program

Silicon Valley leaders will pose critical questions each week related to how technology is impacting the Future of Education, Affordable Health, Food Security, as well as Government and Politics. Students will hear from experts from industry and academia to bring these issues to light and will tour companies to see first hand how innovation is nurtured. Students will also have the opportunity to explore multiple dimensions of leadership and emerge with a deeper understanding of their own leadership potential.

Program Overview

14 ALU students hailing from 7 African countries will live on the campus of Stanford University and attend sessions at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Students will participate in lectures, workshops, fireside chats, company visits, cultural events, an industry mentor program and Stanford buddy program.

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Guest Speaker:

Lead a fireside chat, lecture or workshop

Site Visit Host:

Lead a tour of your company



Coach and advise a student for 1hr for 4 weeks


Pitching competitions and hackathons


Host Office Hours:

Meet students to discuss their ventures, projects, ideas or careers



Stacey Garwe


Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Leadership (Hons)

Merveille Umulisa


Bachelors in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Moussa Kalam AMZAT


Software Engineering

Kay-Uwagboe Eseosa Pascal


Software Engineering

Waweru Michelle Wangechi


BSc (Hons) Entrepreneurial Leadership

Oreoluwa Ayanfe Ayo-Fisher


International Business and Trade



Electrical Power Systems Engineering

Eleih Elle Etian Junior


MEng Electrical Power Systems Engineering

Tito-Paris Adaobi Olisakwe


Software Engineering

Jesse Maikarfi


Software Engineering

Mutijima Ali Noble


Bachelor of Entrepereneurial Leadership

Clare Wangari Kanja


Computer Science

About ALU

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A one of a kind experience in Silicon Valley’s high technology and startup scene.

Experience the best of Silicon Valley’s Global Leadership Program and African Leadership University’s emphasis on hands-on learning, creating a perfect blend of practical experiences and transformative education. ALU’s unique approach immerses you in a world of experiential education, offering internships, research initiatives, expert conferences, leadership programs and community engagement projects. Through this, you gain invaluable problem-solving skills and immediate insights for your future entrepreneurial endeavors.

From captivating lectures to intimate fireside chats and immersive workshops, our students directly engage with experts in entrepreneurship, innovation, and ethics, equipping themselves with the knowledge to build ethical and sustainable businesses. But it doesn’t stop there – you also get to explore the stunning landmarks of the San Francisco Bay Area and immerse yourself in the vibrant bay culture.

Unleash your potential with ALU – where practical learning experiences meet the limitless possibilities of innovation, giving you the tools and confidence to make a real impact in the world.


African Leadership University

About ALU

ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world. Join us


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