Developing strong, responsible and informed leaders is key to unlocking Africa’s potential
We promote dedicated, visionary, thoughtful and self-aware leaders across Africa as they journey to address our continent's top challenges.
I look to you to be the generation that drives the transformation of Africa, and I particularly look to the Archbishop Tutu Fellows to be at the forefront of change."
Inspiring Africa’s Best To Be Better Leaders
The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa.
Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.
2016 Tutu Fellow Andre Hilton Ross has been nominated for the 2016 Marsh Award for peacemaking and peacekeeping. The Marsh Award recognises individuals from outside the UK who are making an innovative difference to areas of conflict and peacemaking. Ross was shortlisted as a nominee for his work as Co-Founder and Chairperson of the Jala Pelo Foundation and his role in using sport for development as a catalyst for change.
Tutu Fellow Ntombenhle Khathwane has been included on the Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa 2016 list. The Swazi-born entrepreneur is the founder of AfroBotanics, a Johannesburg-based company that makes ethnic hair and body-care products. The Forbes African entrepreneurs list has been chronicled every year since 2011. It comprises African entrepreneurs below the age of 35 who are building thriving million-dollar businesses.
Tutu Fellow Linda Kasonde has been elected President of the Law Association of Zambia during the association’s fifth annual conference at Livingstone’s Avani Victoria Falls Hotel. Kasonde beat two other contenders to become the first female President of the association. She takes over from George Chisanga, who had completed his term of office.
The 2016 Tutu Leadership Fellowship Programme will be taking place near Cape Town soon. The 2016 candidates make up a strong cohort that bodes well for the future leadership of Africa. This post provides more complete biographies of the 2016 group. Three hundred and five nominees from 32 countries were submitted for the prestigious programme. The 24 candidates are from 13 countries and represent a wide spectrum of sectors, providig a rich platform for rich dialogue and learning.