Category Archives: Leadership Development Program

Listen to our Latest Podcast

Our Program Manager in South Kivu, Washikala, recently recorded this podcast. He does an amazing job of discussing issues plaguing the Congo and highlighting nicely how together we can change the trajectory of this country. It takes a village, but … Continue reading

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Aid and the Congo

This post is by Deputy Director Emily Ballard Imagine being Congolese in the year 1960. The year that for the first time since the 1800s, the Congo is free from Belgian rule and newly named the Democratic Republic of the … Continue reading

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CLI’s Empowerment Model

In the past few years there had been a lot more awareness about nonprofits and the work they are doing. But with this awareness have come criticisms; is aid really helping anyone? The old way of running nonprofits doesn’t work … Continue reading

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Exciting News: We have partnered with IED Congo!

We at the Congo Leadership Initiative are very excited to announce that we have partnered with IED Congo, and will now have the Baraka Leadership Institute in addition to our Kinshasa Leadership Institute. IED is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) that … Continue reading

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CLI Leader Stories: Rachel

“I am no longer the same as before the training. I banished fear, lack of control of choice, and I knew it was possible to create change when before all I saw was the negative.” These words come from one … Continue reading

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The Challenge for Africa and CLI

Our work at CLI is inspired by belief from so many people: donors, students, and staff members to name just a few. Nevertheless, there is something extremely satisfying about being “ahead of the curve,” and every once in a while, … Continue reading

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Kinshasa Team Update!

Armel Ingala, one of our awesome senior facilitators of CLI in Kinshasa, is currently on leave and pursuing studies in Tunisia. Good luck Armel! Replacing Armel is the newest member of the CLI family, David Amul. David  graduated from the … Continue reading

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CLI’s 2010 Scholars: Where are they now?

After reading the report from Robert, Samy, and Armel on the ground, we are more encouraged than ever by the progress of CLI’s leaders in Kinshasa! Students’ performances during the first meeting were exemplary, and we are pleased to announce that … Continue reading

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CLI and Women in the Congo

It’s no secret that the Congo is one of the worst places in the world to be a woman. Though this is one of many problems facing the DRC, CLI believes that it is one the deserves special attention within … Continue reading

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Meet another Leader (we have lots of them)!

Here’s another profile of a CLI scholar. Let us know if you’d like to meet scholars with any particular interests by contacting us via Twitter or Facebook. They come from all fields and backgrounds! Chatty is a young woman about to enter … Continue reading

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