Started in 2015, Asia Leadership Foundation (as ILF is known in Asia) has seen a tremendous uptick in the numbers of Transforming Leadership & Governance Seminars requested of our teams. Since expanding to the region, ALF has trained leaders from six countries: South Korea, Philippines, Mongolia, Singapore, Nepal and Thailand. More than 870 people have attended the TLG Seminars since the beginning of the expansion into Asia and ALF anticipates even greater participation in the coming months.
In 2013, ILF’s president and founder, Prof. Delanyo Adadevoh (a Ghanaian) wrote a poem called, I See A New Africa. Throughout the work, he envisions the potential of the continent of Africa, from its beauty and people to its wealth and resources. In 2018 Miss Peacey K. Nambi, a Ugandan singer and songwriter adapted I See A New Africa as a song. She then created a music video featuring stunning images from across Africa. Now, in 2019, Peacey just released the second music video of I See A New Africa in Swahili. ILF is grateful to Peacey for her work on this project and hope you will enjoy watching the video too. Just go to YouTube and search: I See A New Africa or visit www.transformingleadership.com to view it.
Bangui, CAR—In June 2019 the International Leadership Foundation conducted a Transforming Leadership & Governance Seminar for 80 leaders, including university lecturers, members of parliament and the economic management team for the country. During the course of the seminar the participants harkened back to a statement made by their founding president in 1957, “Division, tribalism, andselfishness will be our woe in the future.” The group discussed the current state of the nation and agreed that they were in that place of woe now. Participants resolved to change their country’snarrative by embracing a new moral vision and the statement has become: “Unity with hard work, equality, and a spirit of sharing will be our happiness in the future.”
ILF’s premiere transformative experience for young people, called Young Leaders League (Y2L), has seen much growth during the past year. The program expanded its reach to two additional African nations and is now experiencing success in seven countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Curriculum materials, called Leadership & Development Studies (LADS) were developed, printed and implemented with youth and now the training teams are looking to develop Level 2 manuals. Trainings have been held to equip youth leaders to facilitate the Y2L programs and there is a desire to welcome young people to youth centers in communities. Three upcoming Youth Mentor trainings are planned annually ineach country, which will continue the expansion of this unique program. There is also a need for Y2L to have an online presence throughout the continent, so this strategy is in its beginning stages of development.Lastly, in January 2020 a LADS continental summit will be held in order to expand the community of change leaders who will facilitate additional Young Leaders League groups in Africa.
In Latin America, ILF’s strategy has been to mostly train leaders in governments. FUNDALID (as ILF is called) is working across this continent to help bring societal transformation to a region in need.FUNDALID operates by utilizing teams, whereby the nations of Central and South America are divided into three regions. Mexico is the primary team for all of Central America. Colombia gives leadership to the northern part of South America and Bolivia leads the southern cone of South America.ILF’s premier training tools, the Transforming Leadership & Governance Seminar (TLG Seminar) materials have been translated into Spanish. In Colombia, the printing of the TLG Seminar textbook is nearly completed and will soon be distributed in every region of Latin America.FUNDALID is well-known and influential in Colombia. It is strongly involved with the national government and supported by the business community. Thedirector for FUNDALID works from a base in Medellin to continue expanding the trainings across the nation.FUNDALID is not only promoting trainings in Mexico, but also training approximately 500 people every six months in ILF’s Transforming Leadership principles. Many of the leaders are prominent business people, as well as government leaders.The Transforming Leadership & Governance Seminars and the concepts of ILFare well-received in Latin America, especially by governments, institutions and businesses.