The Aspen Institute has earned a reputation for gathering diverse, nonpartisan thought leaders, creatives, scholars and members of the public to address some of the world's most complex problems. The goal of these convenings is to have an impact beyond the conference room. They are designed to provoke, further and improve actions taken in the real world.
The New Voices Fellowship, launched in 2013, is designed to bring more expert voices from the developing world into the global development discussion, offering a year-long programme of media support, advocacy training, research and writing under the guidance of experienced mentors and trainers.
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.