The African Intergenerational Leadership Hub (AIGLH) aims to build intergenerational leadership capacity in the environmental sustainability and conservation arena. More particularly, it seeks to build leaders for the conservation sector of Africa who are able to work across the boundaries of generation, discipline and sector, with diverse stakeholders, elevating conservation as a key economic driver, for the benefit of all. AIGLH leadership programmes are focussed in Southern and East African conservation institutions and communities.
AIGLH brings together senior and young professionals from conservation institutions and senior and young community leaders. This intergenerational leadership framework encourages understanding, collaboration and cooperation across the generations to address challenges and make joint decisions. The model breaks down barriers between generations, facilitates the mentoring of future leaders by the senior leaders, whilst building a consultative decision-making approach.
The AIGLH is a collaborative initiative between the Southern African Wildlife College, the Environmental Sustainability Agency and Common Purpose. It builds a powerful synergy between the extensive African conservation networks and knowledge of the Southern African Wildlife College, the community knowledge and networks of the Environmental Sustainability Agency and the global leadership development expertise of Common Purpose.