­

ProjectPakatiIconAndName

For more than ten years, the African Leadership Institute - AFLI - has been working with young leaders to empower them, create a network of ethical, like-minded servant-leaders that can support one another as they seek to create positive change across Africa. The Tutu Fellowship, which comprises Fellows who have completed the Tutu Leadership Programme, are steadily making changes that are positively changing the trajectory of Africa. The Fellowship, however, is a relatively small group of people. Project Pakati seeks to broaden the scope and impact of young leaders in Africa beyond that of the Fellowship.

This initiative seeks to harness the collective influence of Africa’s young leaders by building a networking platform and a commmunity in greater numbers that affords young leaders the ability of reaching a critical mass to impact the issues that Africa faces. AFLI will be working with leadership organisations across Africa to build this networking platform and community to be able to collectively have a greater impact for good.

Funding for this AFLI initiative and platform is provided by the Ford Foundation

 


 

Curated Communities

MapAt20K

Leadership Directory

A fully searchable directory of all organisations providing training to young African leaders. It translates the data from a survey by the African Leadership Institute.
Read more

 

Partnering Organisations

RandomLogos

Collaborating for Progress

Facilitating change by working with the African Union to harness the collective influence of young leaders by using the expertise already present in African leadership organisations.
Read more

 

Software Platform

facebook workplace logo

The Platform

Project Phakathi uses a dedicated software platform to allow young leaders to collaborate on developing solutions to African problems, no matter where they are based.
Read more

 

At A Glance

­
­
Project governance comes from a Youth Advisory Board, along with oversight from AFLI.

 

­
­
The role of the African Leadership Institute is to keep the project on track to meet it's key goals.

 

­
­
AFLI is a non-profit funded by donations and grants. This project is grant-funded by the Ford Foundation.

 

 

­
­
We use a dedicated software platform to collaborate across the continent on delivering project goals.

 

­
­
The African Leadership Institute is partnering with leadership organisations across Africa.

 

­
­
Frequently Asked Questions about the platform and guidance on how it should be used.

 

Recent News & Updates

  • Announcement of selected ChangeLeads & ChangeMakers


    To develop and roll out projects Pakati has under way, AFLI has selected a number of ChangeLeads and ChangeMakers.  It selected four ChangeLeads and 150 ChangeMakers for the Youth Representation Inclusion Project; and three ChangeLeads and 100 ChangeMakers for the Portal of African Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organizations project.

    The Project Pakati digital platform on Workplace by Facebook has gone live and they are now engaging in developing and co-creating solutions with other young leaders from across the continent. Project Pakati is pleased to announce the ChangeLeads who have committed to driving these two projects. Their profiles follow:

    Read more
  • Election of new Youth Advisory Board co-chairs


    Governance for AFLI's Pakati Project is provided by a Youth Advisory Board.  As stated in the Board terms of reference, the position of co-chair is valid for a period of 6 months only. Thereafter, the board co-chairs together with the secretariat (AFLI) are required to vote in a new set of co-chairs. This rotational arrangement has been put in place to allow the young leaders of the youth advisory board to be exposed to the experience of chairing a board and to leverage the experience for their growth and development. The co-chairs will support each other to achieve the objectives of the project and it is up to them to decide how they will collaborate and delegate tasks between themselves.

    The newly elected board co-chairs, Maudo Jallow and Wadi Ben-Hirki, commenced their term in February 2019 replacing Raphael Obonyo and Rumbi Gunduza.

    Read more
  • Pakati puts out call for ChangeMakers and ChangeLeads


    For a continent that is the youngest in the world, young Africans are conspicuous by their absence at key deliberations that affect their futures. Because of this, Project Pakati is calling for ChangeMakers and ChangeLeads to work on a youth representation project.

    There seems to be an understanding that youth are significant dividends of the continent’s population and that they need to be included in decision-making processes in various spaces, yet this is not happening. By not including them in decision-making processes, countries lose a crucial resource base. Young people can contribute a great deal through their perspectives and experiences; no governance structure can be truly successful without them.

    Read more
  • Panel discussion at Report launch on youth leadership


    At the launch of the report in September 2018, An Abundance of Young African Leaders – But no Seat at The Table, a strong panel line-up discussed the report and examined questions on how young leaders are likely to be better represented and have input into decisions affecting the course of the continent.  The panel, which was led by  discussion was led by 2012 Tutu Fellow Julie Gichuru included 2006 Fellow Janah Ncube, 2018 Fellow Serah Makka-Ugbabe, David Kamau, Raphael Obonyo, Kanini Mutoomi and 2014 Fellow Lade Araba.   Raphael is the Co-Chair of the advisory board of AFLI’s Project Pakati initiative, which produced the report. 

    The video below of the panel discussion was produced and aired on Julie's TV show, Africa Leadership Dialogues in October on Citizen TV Kenya, but has had a broader reach online. 

    Read more

 

IMS globe 2in PMS356 Site by Integrated Media Strategies

Marketing communications solutions for your world

­

This site uses cookies. Select I Agree indicate that you accept this. Click More to visit our privacy page.