African-German Leadership Academy

The BMZ African-German Leadership Academy is an innovative training and dialogue programme that brings  together early to mid-career professionals from Germany and its African partner countries namely,  Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia and Togo. The programme aims to develop leadership skills and enable joint knowledge creation and peer learning needed for sustainable development, in accordance with the objectives of Africa’s Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The programme is organised and hosted by the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik and funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


The format of the dialogue and training programme sees, 25participants from government institutions, think tanks and research institutions, civil society and private sector, bring together their experience of and expertise in working in the area of sustainable development. Participation in the programme also  facilitates networking opportunities with German and European stakeholders from various sectors and with representatives from African institutions.


In 2021, the programme took place as shortened pilot in a full-time digital programme between 26 April and 7 May. A longer in-person version of the BMZ African-German Leadership Academy is planned from 2022 onwards.

Format and Content

African-German Leadership Academy 2022

Eligibility Criteria and Application Details

Pilot African-German Leadership Academy 2021