2018 Tutu Fellow Nozipho Tshabalala will moderate the 13th Desmond Tutu International Peace Lecture, titled Unlocking Women’s Power for Peace and Prosperity on 17 November.  Her guest and distinguished keynote speaker will be international philanthropist Melinda French Gates.

The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation say that the annual lecture, initiated by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has become a significant moment in promoting peace, healing, and courageous leadership. The Peace Lecture is a powerful opportunity to reaffirm the Arch’s enduring legacy and the values he embodies, not only for South Africa but for people worldwide.

The format this year is a fireside chat and together they will explore the transformative potential of women in society, how they impact their families, communities, and cultures, and the path to peace and prosperity. 

The year the Foundation wants to honour its co-founder Mrs. Leah Tutu, who was also an anti-apartheid activist, on her 90th birthday.  In addition to the fireside talk, there is an exhibition highlighting the extraordinary stories of women who played pivotal roles in the anti-apartheid struggle, focusing on 90 notable narratives.

Nozipho has moderated high level conversations globally for years. 

Read more about the event at the Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation website.



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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.