What is #LeadLikeAGirl (LLAG)?
#LeadLikeAGirl (LLAG) is a program designed for Black girls which provides an -depth learning experiences that will expose and enhance the knowledge of young leaders to unique topics through a series of interactive sessions. It aims to be an engaging safe space for youth to build a foundation for leadership development, self-efficacy skills and teamwork to become problem solvers within their communities.
Operating under the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), this program will be informed by an intersectional framework and interdisciplinary approach.
"Since I obtained my diploma in international development and globalization, I never had the opportunity to explore the practical aspect of diplomacy, policy, and global affairs. Joining this program is now my chance! I can’t wait to learn about international concerns affecting our world but specifically people of African descent, and to be trained on how to become a leader for my community, my country, and the future generation."
Mark Ngoran Nyuykighan
"I am very pleased to say that my experience with the Black Diplomats Academy has been excellent and I feel it is a privilege. My appreciation for the excellent work BDA is doing to uplift the Black Youth, especially in the domains of Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Community Development and the constant awareness the Academy is creating around the Permanent Forum for People of African Descent and paying close attention to its three main areas of focus; Recognition, Justice and Development. Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today through its Black Diplomats Academy is investing in a better future for Black Canadians to be precise and the World at large. The Academy is on a Journey to bring out the best in Young Black People and to instill in them the spirit of Black Excellence.
In the journey with BDA, I have actually seen desires been converted in to realty and how my innermost strength manifested in some sensitive aspects of the Society relating to Black People as a whole like Systemic Racism and Discrimination to name a few. It’s a great Privilege to be a part of its very first Cohort , The work creates a great Influence on the Society and changing minds of Young Black People for a brighter future and standing up to fill gaps in pertinent issues in the Society that relates directly to them and their way of life.
I give my best wishes and luck to the entire brilliant team of Young and dynamic Black People who are sacrificing a time in their live to fight for Justice, Recognition and Development of People of African Descent." - Mark Ngoran
"So grateful to have connected with Black youth leaders around the world through this program and to take up space in the world of diplomacy. This experience has been enlightening for my career path in the realm of international relations, human rights, and diplomacy. The culmination of all our learning and hard work was converted into working papers and eventually the presentations that took place at The Black Diplomacy Global Summit. This doubled with my mentorship has made this entire experience so fulfilling!"