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January Makamba of 2013 Tutu Fellowship class, runs for President of Tanzania

January Makamba of 2013 Tutu Fellowship class, runs for President of Tanzania

January Makamba's announcement that he will run for President of Tanzania generates debate on the need for a new generation of leaders, especially after President Jakaya Kikwete’s not-so-veiled public endorsement of his Deputy Minister for Communication, Science and Technology. He spoke to The EastAfrican newspaper.

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Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Chimhanzi - 2010 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Chimhanzi - 2010 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Dr. Jacqueline Chimhanzi, Senior Strategist, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) of South Africa

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Ms. Niven Postma - 2007 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Ms. Niven Postma - 2007 Tutu Fellow (South Africa)

Originally from South Africa, Niven Postma is Head of the South African Reserve Bank Academy.

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Desmond Tutu’s Address to #UgandaWarVictims

Desmond Tutu’s Address to #UgandaWarVictims

In May 2014, the African Youth Initiative (AYINET) hosted the National War Victims’ Conference in Kampala, Uganda. The event provided a powerful platform for war victims in Africa to engage with Government, civil society and development partners, and proved to be a springboard for greater global awareness of the plight of war victims.

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Tutu Fellow Robtel Pailey Discusses the Impact of the Ebola Crisis on Liberia

Tutu Fellow Robtel Pailey Discusses the Impact of the Ebola Crisis on Liberia

In this Guardian podcastRobtel Pailey and others discuss what the impact of Ebola means to the long term future of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and in particular how the return of the military to the streets has undermined trust in the Liberian government following years of civil war, and what this could mean for efforts to prevent the spread of Ebola.

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Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 4

Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 4

Episode 4: 'The baton has been passed'


In part 4 of 4,  as the leaders' fellowship comes to an end, Al Jazeera asks if the young Africans have been transformed into great leaders.

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Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 3

Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 3

Episode 3: Getting to the heart of leadership


In part 3 of 4, watch the 25 young Africans must prove that they can translate talk into real change.

 

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Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 2

Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 2

Episode 2: Sharing Archbishop Tutu's dream


The young leaders have an emotional meeting with Desmond Tutu and are warned of the pitfalls of leading in Africa. In part 2 of 4, watch how each of the 25 top African professionals who have arrived in Cape Town for a leadership retreat have their own idea of what the continent needs from their generation of leaders.



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Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 1

Al Jazeera's Tutu's Children Series: Part 1

Episode 1: A new moral task force for Africa?


Great leadership may be in short supply but an African experiment championed by Desmond Tutu offers hope for the future. In part 1 of 4, watch this stirring look into how 25 remarkable young Africans were chosen and groomed to form a new moral task force. One that promises to transform its home continent.



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Thinking within several boxes

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2015 Tutu Fellow Craig Wing spoke at TEDx in Durham, North Carolina in 2011, on disruptive innovation.  He said that his upbringing gave him a unique perspective on the world - he grew up a South African of Chinese background, with an Apartheid government, British Education and African beliefs.  His presentation came during a period when he was launching a cleantech nonprofit in Silicon Valley, California. This perspective has helped him see how to break down the silos that exist in organisations in which expertise is contained within those silos and not used effectively across boundaries for better solutions. Only when there is synergy will the whole be greater than the sum of the parts. He identified three key elements that can help organisations: bright spots, enabling impact, and thinking within several boxes.

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