OUR PREVIOUS SPEAKERS
Prof. Vicent Chinedum Anigbogu
Prof. Vicent Chinedum Anigbogu is among our tremendous speakers who completed his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry in 1986 at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. In 2006, Professor Anigbogu returned to Nigeria to devote full-time effort towards the development of leaders with leadership and m....read more >>
Prof. Philip Cotton
Professor Philip Cotton a former Vice-Chancellor at the University of Rwanda is a Methodist Preacher and the founding chair of a Scottish fair-trade organization and Board member of several development charities working in Africa. He went to the University of Glasgow where he began as a junior docto....read more >>
Bishop, John Kabango Rucyahana
Bishop John Kabango Rucyahana a former Rwandan Anglican bishop who went into exile at the age of 14 due to the civil war in Rwanda. He became an evangelist and a volunteer teacher at a refugee camp in Uganda. He studied Rural Development Studies, Theological studies with an emphasis on Africa histor....read more >>
Hon. Rosemary MBABAZI
Hon. Rosemary Mbabazi is a businesswoman and politician in Rwanda, who has served as the Cabinet Minister for Youth in the Rwandan cabinet, since 31 August 2017. She holds a bachelor's degree in Education, from Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda, and a Master of Business Administration, from an....read more >>
Rev. Dr. Antoine Rutayisire
Dr. Rev. Antoine Rutayisire currently a Pastor of an Anglican Church in Rwanda. He is among the Team Leaders of African Enterprise, an organization that is committed to bringing healing, reconciliation, strength, and renewal back to the disillusioned and devastated Rwandan church and nation. Prior t....read more >>
Tim Kreutter is a Patron and Senior Mentor of Africa Youth Leadership Forum (AYLF), a Co-founder and Director at Cornerstone Development Africa (CDA) a Non-Governmental Organisation that is among the longest-running youth leadership development initiatives in Africa. Established in 1988, CDA has had....read more >>
Mr. MWESIGWA Robert
Mr. Mwesigwa is currently serving as Executive Secretary of the Rwandan National Youth Council. Before his appointment, he served as the vice-president of Amproc a consultancy firm in Uganda, and worked in the private sector in Rwanda.
Mr. Mwesigwa’s zeal to empower and serve youth is at....read more >>
Mr. Mazimpaka Olivier Camarade
Mr. Mazimpaka Olivier is the CEO of Champions Investment Cooperation and a lecturer at the University of Rwanda with a passion for education and Leadership by experience towards the youths as a contribution to see a positive change in society. He Studied at Blekinge Institute of Technology where he....read more >>
Africa Youth Leadership Forum (AYLF) is a collaborative initiative that brings together young leaders (University Student leaders, students, Alumni and Young Professionals) across the continent, from both public and private institutions for mentorship, training, networking, capacity building and community service & impact. We seek to advance values and principles that promote transformation and servant leadership.
AYLF is a Non-Governmental and Not for Profit Youth Organization, registered in Rwanda as a social company limited by guarantee.
Formed in 2007, AYLF is now operating in over 31 Campuses in both public and private institutions in Rwanda with 90 Volunteering-Small group Coordinators and over 100,000 of lives of young people were impacted by our programs. AYLF is now present in Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, DR Congo, and South Sudan with a future plan to reach out to Young Leaders and Young Professionals across all countries in Africa.
What We Believe Leadership Is:
At AYLF, we believe leadership is being self-aware, having the ability to identify and meet community needs for transformation while inspiring them to exploit their gifts and potential.
This is through a commitment to L.I.F.E:
* Love – maintaining a Jesus-centered culture of unconditional love, among ourselves and our neighbors, appreciating our diversity (religious, political, racial, etc.), seeking to be united and reconciled with self, with each other, and with our Creator, viewing all as equal created in the image of God and willing to reach out to the least in our society.
* Integrity – focusing on a value-centered wholesomeness of individual character in both our private & public lives as a foundation for trust and confidence in our community and in our organization for the vision, people we lead, resources and responsibilities entrusted to us as leaders.
* Friendship – placing a priority on building meaningful & long-term relationships among staff and beneficiaries, realizing that our higher purpose, the spiritual life, can only be lived out through our relationships with each other as brothers and sisters.
* Excellence – committing to excellence in professional and organizational terms, being strategic in our learning and growth, being transparent in our dealings and decision making, and striking a balance between formality and informality in our work so as to not lose sight of the bigger picture at hand.
YOUTH/STUDENT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND MENTORING ACTIVITIES
We believe leadership is being self-aware, having the ability to identify and meet community needs for transformation while inspiring them to exploit their gifts and potential.
AYLF Weekly Small group fellowship meetings/dialogues"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17
AYLF small group is a space where young leaders meet, share, and discuss how they can metamorphose into greater sustainable transforming agents of change in their society. Given that it's a weekly regular meeting, it helps in building long-term intentional relationships between the next generation of the leaders since they share life and keep account of each other. Small groups help us live out our highest and best values while studying concepts and case studies that maximize our leadership potentials and pe....read more >>
AYLF Regular Student Leadership TrainingsWith over 13 years of leadership training experience, we offer a certified 3-months, 6-months and/or 9-months intensive leadership training program that seeks to raise change-makers, transformational and servant leaders from the African young generation who will endeavor to bring solutions to the challenges we face in the society.
AYLF Annual Coordinators' Retreatbring together the small group coordinators for capacity building, training, and rejuvenation on how they do their work in the various campuses we operate in.
AYLF Annual Gatherings & National Prayer BreakfastsPrayer Breakfast fellowship groups from the globe composed of senior people in Leadership and businesses, young professionals and AYLF members and leaders at all levels of society gather regularly to pray for each other, their nations and the world in the Spirit of Jesus of Nazareth. And for strategic mentorship, networking and reconnecting with likeminded friends to ensure success and celebrate differences.
Provincial Annual Youth Empowerment Conferencebring together our members from the small groups AYLF operates in for joint sessions. It takes place annually in Southern Province, Eastern Province, Northern Province and Kigali City. And more than 5000 youths always participates in these conferences annually and get inspired and challenged to live up to their full potential and succeed in life as they give back to their communities.
High School "Student-Teacher" MentorshipEstablish and run leadership clubs in high schools for career guidance, character and capacity building to instill a sense of grit, purpose, determination, and skills in young people. And promote "student - teacher" relationship which will contribute in mental development and academic excellence for student.
Student Leaders' Awardtrain, mentor, recognize and award exemplary student leaders from the Rwandan Universities, youth’s business ideas that have impacted communities. And to inspire value based leadership and servant-hood among young leaders in Rwanda
AYLF Leaders' Dinnerengage successful senior leaders and business men and women in the work we do for their continued collaboration and inspiration.
AYLF Debate Clubgives students of all abilities a fun and easy way of developing their oracy skills. improves their critical thinking and confident communication. sharpens them and become more informed about global affairs. creates a platform for them to express their constructive ideas in policy making.
Cultural Diversity and life celebrationCelebrating cultural diversity and life in general is our key strength. It is within our differences that we can find beauty and life meaning. It helps overcome stereotypes, builds cultural awareness, discourage racism and encourages unity, forgiveness and collaboration.
Memorials & Survivors Visits of 1994 Genocide Against the TutsisHelps us deeper understand better and learn from the history of the Genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda in order to nurture a new breed of leaders in Africa who love and respect one another and those they lead. This tragedy in Rwanda lasted from 7 April to mid-July and more than 1 million Tutsis were killed. Its negative effects are many and in all sectors of the life of the Rwandans. But the good news is that in the nearly three decades since this tragedy, Rwanda has transformed, rebuilt and reconciled and it's now one of the safest and beautiful countries in Africa.