Leadership Development Curriculum

Centre de Recherche sur l’Anti-Corruption in partnership with Congo Leadership Initiative (CLI) will launch in coming months the Leadership Institute in several secondary schools in Uvira to train young Congolese leaders through an intensive leadership development curriculum, “The Leadership Institute”. The programme recruits talented Congolese youth from all fields of study and with different ambitions, and prepares them to become engines for change. The result is a cohort of skilled leaders who can spark real development.

How it  works?

  • Leadership Accelerator: The Leadership Accelerator is CLI’s original, flagship program. It is a concentrated, five-day leadership practicum. Young leaders are selected based on talent and leadership potential.
  • Leadership Workshop: The Leadership Workshop is a concentrated version of the Leadership
    Accelerator designed to take place over the course of two days. Young leaders are selected based on
    talent and leadership potential.
  • Leadership Institute: The Leadership Institute is a cutting edge, comprehensive curriculum that is groundbreaking in Congo. It launches with the Leadership Accelerator and continues with monthly meetings and life-long affiliation. Young leaders do not need to be selected to participate in the Leadership Institute and all youth are welcome.
Theory of Change

A training program for talented Congolese youth that promotes virtuous leadership and teaches creative problem solving skills will equip young people to become dynamic, progressive leaders for the future. The network that forms around this training program will transform the latent potential of a new Congolese generation into a force for change at a local and national scale.

Problem Why? Where? Inputs Activities Outputs Short-term
Leaders do not possess
high-level problem solving acumen.
The Congolese school system only teaches
rote memorization.
A precise, metrics driven leadership
development curriculum.
Activities that teach creative problem solving. A group of
youth prepared to solve the complex leadership
problems of the future.
Young leaders
advance personally
and in school.
Congolese leaders are unable and/or unwilling to improve the dire condition of their nation.

Congolese youth are not empowered to use their considerable talent to make positive change.

Young leaders mature and create a Congolese ethos that links ingenuity, selflessness and progress.
Development problems symptomatic of misguided and/or unethical leadership are solved one by one as a new class of leaders begins to strategically drive change.
Desperate conditions
promote selfishness
and disinterest in the greater good.
There is no
support for an
ethic of
Facilities and
teachers to
conduct the
A contagious
attitude of
Young leaders pass on their learned skills and values to peers.
Youth are not empowered to take action in order to improve their communities. There are few programs in Congo that teach the specific skills
necessary to solve problems and lead change.
Talented Congolese youth. Lessons that link leadership training with tangible application. A cohort of
youth equipped to create immediate improvement
in their
social impact
via community projects carried out
by young
The connections
between promising
youth as well as youth organizations
are weak or nonexistent.
Few networks exist for young people to come together in order to solve community problems. Sense of shared pride
and fellowship
created by an inclusive
Free time to
with young
A tight-knit
network of
friends across
connected by
An active
subculture of
leadership is
among Congo’s youth.

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We released a 2018 Annual Report with informative achievements. We hope that you find it useful and share it with others. We are very happy with how the year is ending and thank you for all your support this year.

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