Acumen was founded in 2001 to change the way the world tackles poverty and solve some of the world’s toughest problems by investing in companies, leaders and ideas. Over the last decade, Acumen’s Global and Regional Fellows Programs have built a pipeline of 422 leaders who understand what it takes to create change in an interconnected world. In East Africa alone, Acumen has trained 134 emerging leaders. These are leaders who challenge the status quo, who work across borders and boundaries, and who inspire their communities to believe in and work for a brighter future where every person has the freedom to create a life based on dignity, not dependence. Through this program Acumen has developed and honed a world-class leadership curriculum for individuals working in social ventures of all kinds, including non-profit, for-profit, government and NGOs.
Name of Primary Programme
Acumen East African Fellows Programme
Region from which participants are selected
Telephone Number - alternate
+254 716 252 802
Leadership Development Programme
African country or countries of programme delivery
Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
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.