ALI - Young Africa Leadership Initiative South Africa


In Africa, it is said that ‘Wisdom is like fire, people take it from others’. Likewise, the Young Africa Leadership Initiative (YALI) is premised on the Africa Leadership Initiative’s (ALI) purpose. This Initiative’s mandate is to develop the next generation of values-based young African leaders who are prepared to be significant and be co-creators of a good society. The age profile of YALI fellows ranges from 25 years to 35 years. As part of the initiative, the YALI Fellows attend three, four-day seminars over a period of 12 months. Just like ALI Fellows, they also carry out a high-impact Leadership project of their own choosing – approved by their peers. ALI Fellows are usually much older, but the YALI fellows are young executives who are also values-based, and wish to be significant leaders. In their profession, as young executives, they often deal with leadership challenges, as well as finding a balance in life. Together with their peers, the Fellows capture the energy. They engage in seminars and encourage one another to be community-spirited, whilst creating a community of like-minded people who care about their continent.


Name of Primary Programme
ALI - Young Africa Leadership Initiative
African country or countries of programme delivery
South Africa
Organisation website
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Region of programme delivery
Southern Africa
Programme Contact email
Programme Start Date
Are programmes continuing?
Country of operation
South Africa
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number
+27 11 320 3033
Organisation Name
Africa Leadership Initiative
Region from which participants are selected
Southern Africa

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.