The African Centre for Transformative and Inclusive Leadership (ACTIL) was established in 2013 by UN Women in partnership with Kenyatta University, and officially launched in February 2014. Since its inception , ACTIL has trained over 2000 current and emerging African leaders, with a special focus on women and youth.
While Kenyatta University, Mount Carmel Training Centre and UN Women are the founding partners of ACTIL, the Centre continues to expand its Partnerships which now include: Africa Union Commission, MASHAV, UNDP, FAO, UN HABITAT, Gulf Bank Africa, VI Agroforestry, Governments(both National & Decentralised) and Parliaments across Africa, ACODE, WABCOM, FEWA, LVCT Health.
ACTIL’s governance structure consists in an Advisory Board, a Technical Committee and the leadership of the Centre. ACTIL benefits from a rich pool of experts in all the areas of training with a highly qualified and experienced international faculty. The Advisory Board provides overall policy guidance. A high level multi-agency Technical Committee provides oversight on quality and ensures that ACTIL has cutting-edge programs and products. A Director supported by a compliment of competent full time staff leads the secretariat.
ACTIL’s unique approach to leadership development includes a mentorship & coaching component.
1. Partnerships established between UN Women and Kenyatta University leads to formation of ACTIL
2. Inaugural training : 29 July 2013 – 6 August 2013
3. More than 2400 participants from both Francophone and Anglophone have been trained since its establishment
4. Key partners to date include: the African Union Commission; Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) (the Golda Meir Mount Carmel International Training Center), and UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Africa.
5. Institutional structures such as the Advisory Board Technical Committee and Board of Advisors put in place
6. Refurbishment of the physical facilities for the Leadership Centre in Kenyatta University done