2006 Tutu Fellow Janah Ncube was named a 2023 World Fellow at Yale University in March.  She is one of only 16 people chosen for this prestigious global leadership development program at Yale, in its 22nd cohort. Janah is Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Crisis Action, a global organization working on the protection of civilians in conflict.

Janah joins a network of over 400 Yale World Fellows representing 96 countries and is the sixth Zimbabwean to be chosen for this program and one of several Tutu Fellows selected for this Fellowship. 

Prior to her work at Crisis Action, she was the Pan Africa Director for Oxfam.  Her work as a global development strategist has informed systems and structural changes to multilateral institutions such as SADC, AU, AfDB and the UN on regional integration, governance, gender, peace and security, and has saved lives in the over 15 crisis situations across the world she has worked on.

The World Fellows program is Yale University’s signature global leadership development initiative and a core element of Yale’s ongoing commitment to internationalism. Each year, the University selects 16 individuals from a highly competitive applicant pool for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.

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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.