Ashinaga Africa Initiaitive Uganda


The Ashinaga movement began over 50 years ago after founder and President Yoshiomi Tamai lost his mother in a traffic accident in 1963. Having experienced first-hand the lack of support an orphan receives, Tamai and a group of likeminded individuals went on to found the Association for Traffic Accident Orphans in 1967. Through public advocacy, regular media coverage and the development of a street fundraising system, the association was able to set in motion significant improvements in national traffic regulations as well as support bereaved students across Japan. These methods of street fundraising and advocacy are still a vital component of Ashinaga’s activities today. The Africa Initiative is an outflow of their activities.


Name of Primary Programme
Ashinaga Africa Initiaitive
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number
+256 414-535610
Programme Type
Leadership Impact Platform
Region from which participants are selected
Various, Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
Organisation website
Programme Funders
African country or countries of programme delivery
Senegal, Uganda
Programme Contact email
Corporate funders
Ajinomoto, AirFrance, Berenberg Bank, Boeing, Garuda, Goldman Sachs, MasterCard, Mitsubishi, Mizuho Bank, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, Qatar Airways, SoftBank, The Global Fund, Toyota, Uniqlo, Disney, Twitter, Morgan Stanley, SoftBank
Region of programme delivery
Sub-Saharan Africa, North America, Europe, Asia
Country of operation
Programme Start Date
Are programmes continuing?
Organisation Name
Ashinaga Africa Initiative

Leadership organisation location

Kampala, Uganda
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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.