When nominations closed earlier this week, there were close to 300 really top quality nominations of emerging African leaders from across the continent for the 2018 Tutu Leadership Fellowship.  We were again impressed by the breadth of outstanding candidates who are applying for the Fellowship, reinforcing what we already know: that there is no shortage of excellent young leaders on the continent. 

With only 17 Fellowships available to nominees, competition for places is again going to be very tough. Choosing between the candidates will, as always, be a very, very difficult task.

Nominees are required to submit the formal application form by 15th January, and we expect to announce the awards at the end of February, with the 2018 Tutu Fellowship Programme starting at the end of April.