Audio Alumni

African Leaders of Tomorrow (ALT) Alumni Podcast

The Audio Alumni podcast is intended to elevate the voices of international students, scholars and researchers that pursued education in Canada through a scholarship program.

The following episodes feature the voices of ALT alumni, many of whom recorded these interviews from their home countries. By sharing their stories about their work and research, these ALT scholars highlight the impact that studying in Canada has had on their personal and professional lives. Full biographies and episode summaries are available via the links below.

These episodes were undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada and the Mastercard Foundation.

Women at the Forefront: Two Scholars’ Determination to Bolster Africa’s Female Leadership
  • Doreen Kyasiimire is from Uganda and holds a Master of Public Policy Administration from Carleton University.
  • Antonia Mwangi is from Kenya and holds a Master in Political Science from Brock University.
Measuring Progress: A Scholar’s Journey to Her Country’s Public Service
  • Elizabeth Kashala is from Namibia and holds a Master’s of Public Policy and Administration from Ryerson University.
Climate Action: Two African Leaders’ Perspective
  • Abdul-Latif Alhassan is from Ghana and holds a Master of Arts Degree in Environmental Policy (MAEP) from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
  • Sylvester Kaonga is from Zambia and holds Master of Arts Degree in Environmental Policy from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
From Local to Global: Advocating for Human Rights in Nigeria
  • Eseohe Ojo is from Nigeria and holds a Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) from the University of British Columbia.
Closing the Gap: A Better Education for a Better Africa
  • Abdulai Benedict Conteh is from Sierra Leone and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Regina.
  • Sulaiman Jalloh is from Sierra Leone and holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Regina.
Canadian Learning, African Actions: Views from a New Generation of African Women Leaders in Service of Their Countries
  • Christiana Oluwatoyin Onabola is from Nigeria and holds a Master in Public Policy and Global Affairs from the University of British Columbia.
  • Bintu Jabbie is from Sierra Leone and holds a Master in Public Administration with a minor in public policy from the University of Regina.

If you would like to hear episodes from francophone ALT scholars, the following episodes are available on audio anciens and below (in French only)

Women’s Leadership: Two Former ALT Scholars Dedicated to Raising the Voice of African Women
  • Asmaou Ahmadou Youssoufou is from Niger and holds a Master in Public Administration – Program Evaluation from the École nationale d’administration publique de Québec (ENAP).
  • Nathalie Namukoma Salibaya is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and holds a master in Public Administration from the Université de Moncton.
Foundations for the Future: A Success Story in the World of Auditing in Africa
  • Eriole Zita Nonki Tadida is from Cameroon and holds a Master’s degree in public affairs from Université de Laval.
Action environnementale : le perspective d’un leader africain
  • Marcel Ignace Fodjo is from the Ivory Coast and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Université de Montréal.
A Helping Hand for a New Life: The Critical Role of Mentoring in the Integration of International Students
  • Mame Diarra Beye is from Senegal and holds a Master in Economics from the Université de Montréal.
Bridging the Gap: Better Education for a Better Africa
  • Abdoulaye Ky is from Burkina Faso and holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the Université de Montréal.
Canadian Learning, African Action: Prospects for a New Generation of African Leaders Serving Their Countries
  • Antunes Muaquesse is from Angola and holds a Master in Public Administration from the École nationale d’administration publique du Québec (ENAP).
  • Christian Nkunzi is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and holds a master in Public Administration from the Université de Moncton.