Landry SigneLandry Signe


Cameroon

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Academic/Author/Entrepreneur

Occupational Position: Founder and chief executive officer of the Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity.

Projects


Landry is also a distinguished fellow at Stanford University’s Center for African Studies, co-chair of the Faculty Senate Committee on Research and Creative Activity and professor of political science at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA), lecturer in emerging African markets at Stanford Continuing Studies, and special adviser to global leaders on African affairs and development issues. His work particularly focuses on the transformation of African economies, governance, political processes, development, policy implementation, and management of natural resources. He has authored or co-authored more than 27 manuscripts (books, book chapters, articles, and ongoing working papers), 27 high-level strategic notes and policy briefs to global leaders, 50 conference and guest presentations.

Professional History


Global Network for Africa’s Prosperity is an initiative that engages civil society, academic, political, business, media and international actors sharing a passion for Africa to join efforts in fostering Africa’s development and shaping a stronger future for the continent.

Qualifications


Dr. Signé has won more than 38 prestigious international awards, fellowships, and recognitions from four continents bestowed by Heads of State, Governors, Chancellors, Governments, Media, Universities, and NGOs; His work has appeared in prestigious platforms, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Harvard International Review; In 2015 he was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum

Programs


2015 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Aidan Eyakuze
14 July 2017

A colleague, with a long career in Tanzania’s public education system as a teacher and school inspector under his belt, visited a school in a rural district to check on whether the teachers were present at school and teaching in the classroom. When he walked into a Standard Two class, he found about 50 eight-year olds sitting there, unsupervised and untaught. They did not know where their teacher was. He went to investigate and the head teacher could not explain the teacher’s absence either.

A few minutes later, my colleague returned to the class, to find the children in fits of laughter. Their teacher, sporting shoeless, muddy feet and looking rather sheepish, had returned and was standing at the front of the classroom.

Kabelo Motsoeneng
13 July 2017

The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and 2014 Tutu Fellow, Sello Hatang, will once again be leading an expedition to trek Mount Kilimanjaro.  Popularly known as the Trek4Mandela, the group is scheduled to summit Kilimanjaro on July 18, in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

The sponsored trek to the summit of Africa's best-known peak - which rises more than 19,000 feet above sea level - is to raise funds for a sanitary pad campaign to keep girls in school.

Kabelo Motsoeneng
12 July 2017

Tanzanian politician and 2013 Tutu Fellow, January Makamba - since his appointment as Minister of Environment and Union in President John Magufuli’s cabinet - has led initiatives and missions committed to protecting the environment. Some of the key areas he currently addresses focus on protection of forests, implementing solutions for aquatic wildlife, and addressing the prospective water crisis. His point of view regarding the environment is very much in keeping with the saying: we’ve not inherited this planet from our fathers, we’ve borrowed it from our children.

Norman Smit
06 July 2017

We are excited to announce a new Tutu Fellows’ column in African Business magazine, with the inaugural piece appearing in the July 2017 issue.   In the column, the Tutu Fellows, as thought-leaders and influencers across the continent, will give their perspectives on the evolving realities of the continent. Lanre Akinola, Editor of African Business magazine, said "The column is a dedicated space for the thoughts and ideas of a new generation of leaders that need to be heard. The Tutu Fellows are already reshaping the face of leadership on the continent, and we are delighted and honoured to be able to make this platform available."

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI

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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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