2008 Tutu Fellow Elsie Kanza has been selected for a Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship, a program of the Robert Bosch Academy. With this Fellowship, the Robert Bosch Academy offers outstanding personalities from over the world a residency of several months in Berlin.

The residency provides Fellows with the intellectual and physical space to pursue individual research and outreach activities on future-oriented topics in an international context. The Fellowship enables them to engage and study beyond their normal professional commitments. The highly-individualized stays offer these Fellows the intellectual freedom to deal with a variety of topics and issues beyond their regular duties and obligations. 

To foster dialogue with the German and international public, the Robert Bosch Academy organizes an extensive program of discussions and events tailored to the interests of the Fellows. By engaging with the fellows, German experts and decision-makers gain new perspectives on major social and political issues; in turn, Fellows expand their networks and enrich their expertise with insights into German and European policy debates and decision-making processes.

Elsie is an executive at the World Economic Forum, where she has been Head of Africa and a Member of the Executive Committee at WEF.  Prior to joining WEF, she served in various capacities in the government of Tanzania in the Private Office of the President of Tanzania; the Ministry of Finance; and Central Bank.

You can read more about her and the Fellowship at the Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship website.