ALI - West Africa South Africa


The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) was conceived in 2003 as a Pan-African initiative and born out of a belief that Africa’s future lies in investment in the development of effective, values-based and enlightened African leaders. The purpose of ALI is to develop the next generation of values-based African leaders, who are capable of guiding and leading their countries as they struggle to align the demands of globalisation with local visions of “a good society”. The historical and current problems faced by the African continent are well known. ALI aims, in a significant way, to reverse this negative trend. ALI has programmes in East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda); West Africa (Ghana and Nigeria) and South Africa. All of these programmes have been delivered in partnership with the Aspen Institute in Colorado.


Name of Primary Programme
ALI - West Africa
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number - alternate
+234 1 270 6541
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Region from which participants are selected
West Africa
Organisation website
Programme Funders
Philanthropic, Corporate
African country or countries of programme delivery
Ghana, Nigeria
Programme Contact email
Philanthropic funders
African Capital Alliance Foundation; Databank Foundation
Region of programme delivery
West Africa
Country of operation
South Africa
Corporate funders
Accenture; Access; Chevron; Exxon Mobil; MTN; UAC;
Are programmes continuing?
Organisation Name
Africa Leadership Initiative
Programme Start Date
Telephone Number
+233 302 610610

Leadership organisation location

Unit 17C, 2nd Floor, 1 Bompas Rd, Dunkeld West, Randburg, 2196, South Africa
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About AFLI



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.