Leadership Qualities

Young African leaders return to their countries and positions confident and fully equipped for the responsibilities of leadership in both the African and global arenas. They emerge from AFLI programmes with:

  • A self-formed view of leadership principles and values.
  • A better understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses.
  • A finely tuned moral compass.
  • The importance of having a mentor.
  • A commitment to leading change and development on the continent.
  • A deep understanding of the complexities and demands in being a leader.
  • A fuller appreciation of the regional and global forces that will influence the decisions and behaviours of future leaders in Africa (through Scenario Planning exercises).
  • Practical experience and feedback from working as part of a team of high calibre individuals

About AFLI




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.