2014 Tutu Fellow Isaac Fokuo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between his company, Botho Emerging Markets Group, and the African Union. Isaac is the  Founder and CEO of Botho, which works in emerging markets and specializes in investments in these markets.  The MoU spurs research and knowledge production and seeks to connect and strengthens private sector ties between Africa and the Middle East.

The signing happened in Nairobi in early July, with Ambassador Albert Muchanga, the Commissioner of the African Union ETTIM Division, and Botho Group Director Aparupa Chakravarti. 

Isaac is committed to fostering international cooperation and collaboration and prior to founding Botho Emerging Markets Group, he was the CEO of the African Leadership Network.  He founded Botho Emerging Markets Group partly because emerging markets comprise 85% of the world's population, yet investments in these markets often fail due to a lack of insight into the sector. Another Tutu Fellow - from the Class of 2016 - Ada Osakwe, is also part of the leadership team at Botho. 

Isaac also founded The Amahoro Coalition, which is an initiative convening private sector firms in Africa to accelerate the economic inclusion of refugees and provide solutions to the horn of Africa's refugee crisis. Isaac also recruited from the Fellowship for his leadership team of the Coalition. 

Read more about the MoU signing at LinkedIn.

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The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) 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.