Since its inception in May 2002, LEAP has successfully launched programmes for entrepreneurs and youth in twenty six cities including the FCT in collaboration with non-profit organizations and leading financial institutions.
We offer a range of training programmes for youth, business owners, social entrepreneurs, managers and public officers. Areas of training include life and employability skills development, personal and organizational leadership, governance, business ethics, succession planning and talent management. These programmes have enhanced the life and leadership skills of over 30,000 youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs. LEAP is committed to equipping these critical stakeholders with the skills, tools and support that they require to serve as change agents. In turn, many of LEAP's beneficiaries have initiated high-impact change projects in their companies and communities.
- Social Innovators Programme and Awards (Annual Nigeria Youth Leadership Awards)
- Youth Leadership Programme
- Integrity Institute
- Employability Programme
- Leadership, Ethics and Civics Programme
- Leadership for Health
LEAP provides leadership awards to youth and pioneered training on ethics, through its Integrity Institute in five cities. In addition, in 2008, LEAP launched its Leadership, Ethics and Civics (LEC) Programme for secondary school students in collaboration with the State Ministries of Education in Anambra, Lagos and Ogun States and the programme was extended to Taraba and Edo States in 2010. Determined to improve the employability of disadvantaged youth, LEAP launched the Employability Programme in 2007 running 30 editions across five states.
In 2008, LEAP launched its Leadership, Ethics and Civics (LEC) Programme for secondary school students in collaboration with the State Ministries of Education in Anambra, Lagos and Ogun States and the programme was extended to Taraba and Edo States in 2010.
The Business Leadership Programme and CEO’s Forum are programmes for the Nigerian entrepreneur and chief executives in private, public and social development sectors. Recognizing the need to provide management and leadership skills required for indigenous and small business enterprises to thrive in the second and third generation, LEAP launched its Business Leadership Programme in 2005. The CEO’s Forum provides a unique platform for LEAP to expose business owners and chief executives in private, public and social development sectors to the importance of planning for their succession and instituting effective systems and structures, and values within their organizations to ensure long term sustainability.
Given its vision to be recognized as the premier resource for developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders, LEAP invests in continuous primary and secondary research on leadership developments in Africa. This research serves as the basis for our innovative curriculum. To date, LEAP has successfully published eight leadership books that have received endorsements from local and international leaders and professionals working in related fields.
LEAP Africa has partnered with the Aspen Institute, Databank Foundation (Ghana) and Technoserve to launch the Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) West Africa, an initiative that seeks to develop a new generation of community-spirited leaders in Ghana and Nigeria. In addition, LEAP, in collaboration with the African Leadership Institute launched the Nigeria 2025 Project, designed to develop a series of scenarios on how Nigeria could evolve in the future. Watch documentary here
LEAP Programmes has received funding from Ford Foundation, Citi Foundation, Nokia, Microsoft, International Youth Foundation, the United States Government, UK Government and the World Bank and are supported by many Nigerian organizations. View our partners