tutu home page"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."

    Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

 

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.

Featured News

Norman Smit
15 December 2022

With the lifting of COVID travel restrictions, the Fellows have been busy at various high-level convenings including the Commonwealth Heads of Government forum (CHOGM) in Kigali, Africa Climate Week in Gabon, the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Summit in Kigali, and the United National General Assembly (UNGA) and its various side events at General Assembly. 

At such carefully-curated events of high-level policy influencers, the Tutu Fellows network is always disproportionately represented.

Norman Smit
15 December 2022

As a result of AFLI’s success with the Tutu Fellowship Programme, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded AFLI a grant to design, deliver and oversee the Calestous Juma Science Leadership Fellowship programme in partnership with them and other partners. It begins in 2023 with a cohort of 14 inaugural Fellows from across the continent. Their bios can be viewed at the Gates Foundation site.

Norman Smit
09 December 2022

2008 Tutu Fellow Hopewell Chin'ono was honoured as a winner of the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award in Doha, Qatar.  The Zimbabwean journalist and muckraker received the award from the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in the presence of the UN Special Advocate for the Prevention of Corruption. 

Also present at the ceremony was the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, and Under Secretary General, Ghada Waly. 

Norman Smit
01 December 2022

AFLI Founders Peter Wilson and Sean Lance were honoured by the University of the Western Cape at the UWC's gala ceremony on 30 November 2022 at which gold medals and honorary doctorates were conferred. The UWC held a dedicated gala ceremony to recognise individuals who have acted with excellence and distinction to improve the lives of others.

Sean and Peter received gold medals for the work they have done in establishing the African Leadership Institute and investing in young leaders of Africa through the Tutu Leadership Fellowship.

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Tutu Fellowship COVID-19 News

Tutu Fellows have been active in addressing the challenges Africa is facing due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We have a new section highlighting some of the work being done by the Fellowship.
 

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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.

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