The Omidyar Network describes itself as a global network of innovators, entrepreneurs, technologists, advocates, investors, activists, and organizations committed to addressing the most critical economic, technological, and societal issues of our time.
It believes that people are fundamentally interdependent, good, and capable. It says that individuals have inherent dignity and that a healthy society should provide opportunities that unlock their potential.
They say that markets and technology can be forces for good but only as part of a broader social contract.
The network seeks to promote strong, forward-looking points of view with a bias for innovation and action but says it is willing to experiment, fail, and learn. The network seeks to leverage the transformative power of people, markets, ideas, and technology and deploys its flexible capital model and whatever tools are needed to accelerate the solutions equal to the scale of today’s challenges.
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.