Developing strong conservation leaders for West Africa

One of the biggest targets for the ALU School of Wildlife Conservation in 2020 is to grow the number of conservation leaders in West Africa. Biodiversity possesses marked economic value but in West Africa, the indicators of biodiversity continue to point to an accelerating species loss and continuous degradation. We believe that this situation can be averted by strong conservation leaders. For this reason, the African Leadership University through its School of Wildlife Conservation is driving a MAVA sponsored scholarship campaign. The objective is to develop current and future generations of West African leaders who can create economic value from wildlife conservation activities in the region.

 Undergraduate Scholarships

Do you know a high school graduate with immense potential and a passion for the environment? Kindly recommend them to this leadership-focused undergraduate degree specialization in Wildlife Conservation at the African Leadership University. Last two 2020 Application deadlines are on May 4th and 11th.

 Recommend them today!


Great opportunities exist at the University for our young leaders:

  • They benefit from unique access to a well-curated conservation knowledge base, 
  • Students receive mentorship and career guidance from conservation experts from around the world,
  • They have unique opportunities to help design, plan and attend the Davos of Conservation – Our annual Business of Conservation Conference,
  • Students have access to financial support to secure internships and participate in international conferences,
  • Admitted students can apply for a full scholarship and other several scholarship opportunities.


Find all important links below:

Recommend a student

Register interest (for applicants)

Begin ALU application


MBA for Conservation Leaders

We also have a specialised MBA for Conservation Leaders in partnership with the ALU School of Business. Admissions are open for the October intake. Click here for more information and simply share this link with potential candidates so that they can register their interest.


A new ALX site in Dakar

In line with our West Africa strategy, we are happy to announce the opening of a new Xcelerator training site in Dakar. The inaugural 4 cohorts are made up of 100 professionals, majority of whom are from the environment and conservation sectors. Although the launch date for the cohort has been postponed indefinitely till the end of the ongoing pandemic, we are excited about this new site and cohort. If you would like to join future cohorts register your interest here.

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