2nd Biannual


…Promoting excellence in students’ leadership in Africa





It is common knowledge that student leaders exert enormous influence on the entire student body on Campus. It is equally true that student leaders including Prefects often catalyze peace or chaos in school depending on how responsible or recalcitrant they are. Perhaps more importantly, most former students’ leaders emerge as public figures occupying varying leadership positions in the larger society, once out of school.

It is for this reason that the Foundation for Leadership & Education Development in collaboration with Fled International Leadership Institute began to host the CONFERENCE OF AFRICA STUDENT LEADERSCASL.

The purpose of the Conference is to provide a platform for student leaders from tertiary institutions in Africa to exchange ideas, share knowledge, sharpen leadership skills and values, and work together to set higher standards of democratic leadership practices on their campuses.

CASL Objectives

  • To promote the principle of deliberative democracy and empower students on how to handle conflicts, authority/power, decision-making, and portfolio management;
  • To provide the opportunity for creative interaction and cross-fertilization of ideas among student leaders across Africa;
  • To promote the culture of mutual benefit between students and host communities where their campuses are located;
  • To recognize, promote, and reward good leadership styles among students, individually and collectively.

The first CASL Summit was held at the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja, in August 2022, with the theme: Students Leadership & Democratic Culture in Africa: A Dialogue on Values

2Nd Biennial Conference

Theme: Rebuilding Responsible Students Unionism through Continuing Leadership Development

Proposed Date: OCTOBER 9-12, 2024

CASL 2024 Summit will deliberate on how student leaders could redefine Africa’s development paradigm through continuing leadership development and adherence to democratic values.


Students Politics: Lessons of Experience

Working in groups, participants will seek to find out what is happening, why it is happening, who is responsible, what are the impacts, and what needs to be changed, improved, and restructured.

Capacity Building for Leadership Competencies 

During parallel workshop sessions, participants will learn practical skills in cross-cultural conflict resolution/mediation, decision-making, deliberative skills, Balancing gender in students’ leadership, etc. 

Community Engagement & Relations

This sub-theme will explore how students could improve relationships with their Institution’s host Communities through Volunteer engagements.

Communication for Leadership Impact

This sub-theme will examine the current communication situation on campuses, between authorities and students’ leadership; and among student leadership. It will explore the gaps and the consequences. It will offer better communication options for improving understanding of responsible engagement between school authorities and students.

Who Attends CASL SUMMIT?

  • Principal Officers of
  • Tertiary Institutions
  • Deans and Directors
  • Executives of Unions
  • Representatives of Departmental Associations
  • The staff of Student Affairs Departments
  • Relevant Government agency staff
  • Representatives of international development agencies
  • The Media
  • Foreign Embassies. 


CASL welcomes partners and sponsors from individuals and institutions across Africa. Partnership opportunities are available based on mutually beneficial terms and conditions.


Foundation for Leadership & Education Development


Fled International Leadership Insitute


The approval to host the Conference of African Students Leaders – CASL – has been given by the Federal Ministry of Education since 2022.

For inquiries, contact,

The Programme Director, CASL,

Fled Institute, Abuja – Nigeria

Tel/Whatsapp: +234-708 015 7176

Email: info@flededu.org