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Second Edition Of Leadership Academy Opens September 17 

By Walter Wilson Nana — The second edition of the Cameroon Leadership Academy, CLA, will run from September 17 to 21, 2013, at the AES Sonel Training Centre in Ombe, Mutengene, Southwest Region. This is the kernel of a press release made public by the Chair of Go Ahead Africa Ltd, Roland Kwemain, the organisation managing the CLA concept.

According to Kwemain, the CLA is a platform to build the capacity of young Cameroonian leaders, to play a significant role in the progress and emergence of the country. After a successful maiden edition in 2012, the CLA is now an annual programme, focused on the training and exchange of experiences for 100 Young Active Citizens from the ten regions of Cameroon, aged between 18 to 35 years. They are chosen based on their civic engagement, professional accomplishment and patriotic spirit.

Explaining the motive of the CLA, the Go Ahead Africa Chair said; “Our aim is to create a world-class of young Cameroonian leaders who are masters of their own destiny and committed to serving the emergence of our country and our continent, Africa! This is the opportunity to focus on strengthening the capacity of young Cameroonian leaders who will serve as ambassadors of Vision 2035.”

On what they intend to achieve, Kwemain said the CLA is designed to provide participants with; skills in leadership and management, entrepreneurship, the spirit of individual social responsibility and active citizenship. He said the Academy’s content includes ; opening and leveling of expectations,  discover the vision of your life (leadership), team building (management), our commitment (individual social responsibility) and  closing (get involved/active citizenship).

While interested applicants are advised to go online; to fill the application form before August 5 2013, consideration will be given to gender equality, the inclusion of persons with disabilities and representation from the ten regions of Cameroon.
Kwemain said there is a post academy follow up to ensure the coaching of participants through the creation of a virtual forum to continue the exchange of ideas and projects.

The Cameroon Leadership Academy is an idea of GO AHEAD AFRICA Ltd. This is a group of young Africans eager to contribute to capacity building of Africa’s future decision makers. “We are a credible platform for all professional and potential investors in Africa,” Kwemain, JCI 2010 World President, added.

First published in The Post print edition no 01454

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