LEAP (Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability & Professionalism) Africa is a nonprofit organization, founded by Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (MFR) in 2002. We are committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders.

We recognize that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation. Over the years, LEAP has inspired and equipped youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and organizations; sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development. LEAP achieves this through its training programmes, publications and most recently eLearning.

As an organization, LEAP has invested in continuous research on leadership developments in Africa. This research serves as the basis for our innovative curriculum. Our books are action-oriented guides to creating positive and lasting change in individuals, organisations and communities. To date, LEAP has successfully published 11 leadership books that cuts across different topics in business on topics such as ethics, governance, talent management, succession planning and corporate culture. These publications have received endorsements from local and international leaders and professionals working in related fields.



To inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of African leaders by providing the skills and tools for personal, organizational and community transformation.


To be recognized as the premier resource centre for developing dynamic, innovative and principled leaders, who will drive Africa’s realization of its full potential.


LEAP Africa’s work is hinged on three pillars:

Youth LEAP  – Changing the mind-set youth, equipping them to lead ethically, and motivating them to deliver and scale positive impact in their communities.

Youth LEAP offers innovative leadership and work readiness programmes for youth with the primary aim of equipping them to live productively, lead ethically and motivating them to deliver positive change in their communities by either executing community development projects or building sustainable social enterprises.

Biz LEAP – Supporting entrepreneurs in instituting systems and structures that are crucial for business sustainability.

Through our annual flagship event – The CEOs Forum, LEAP targets over 1, 000 SME entrepreneurs and builds their capacity for growth and effective leadership.

eLEAP – Creating an online resource centre with technology enabled tools for developing innovative, dynamic and ethical leaders.

eLEAP brings together digital information and learning resources for youth, entrepreneurs and professionals.  LEAP’s premier elearning course, equips dynamic and principled leaders through interactive learning and animated scenarios that help build awareness on ethics and empower users to resist corruption and demonstrate moral courage.




We celebrate, recognize and reward passion, dedication and loyalty to the mission and vision of LEAP Africa.


We practice clear, timely and consistent communication, recognizing this as the basis for effective team work, efficient problem solving and organizational success.


We demonstrate excellence in all our activities going the extra mile to ensure that our programmes, services and operations are world class and of the highest standards.


We consistently demonstrate transparency and truthfulness in all our dealings.


We recognize and celebrate the diversity in our society and demonstrate respect in all of our interactions with different stakeholders.


We focus on outcomes, not activities. Through our programmes, we change mindsets and behaviour – inspiring, empowering and equipping our participants with the tools, skills and support that they need to effectively lead positive change efforts in their companies and communities