President Obama has met with emerging leaders from nearly every corner of the globe to hear from young civic leaders and better understand how the Obama Foundation can support their work. From Brazil, Germany, Indonesia, India, Singapore and New Zealand — his foundation has heard first-hand what resources and skills are required to have an impact, what’s already working on the ground, and the universal themes and values that tie this work together across geographic, political, and cultural differences.
The foundation is making efforts to support and develop the next generation of leaders through a programme called Obama Foundation Leaders. It is a year-long initiative to inspire, empower and connect 200 emerging leaders from across Africa to take on the biggest challenges in their communities, countries, and continent.
Name of Primary Programme
Africa Leaders Program
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
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Leadership Development Programme
Region from which participants are selected
Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
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.