2015 Tutu Fellow Uzodinma Iweala was interviewed on CNN's Marketplace Africa on how his nonprofit - the Africa Center - hoped to shape the future of Africa from abroad. In the interview he explained how the organisation he leads can help Africa be better understood through three lenses, that of business, policy and culture.  He provided examples, such as the cobalt mined in Africa, which underpins battery technology.

The Center was providing insights into the business of mining and trade, policies encountered on the continent, and other information that affected the narratives being told about Africa and which gained better insight into the continent. 

Because of this, the Center provided accessible information on investing in Africa and could make a compelling case for doing so. There are good examples of large-scale, successful ventures in Africa and the Center is telling those stories. "How you think about a part of the world is going to change how you are going to invest in a part of the world", he said.

You can watch the entire interview at CNN.


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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.