Selection Process

Leadership for Change Fellows are emerging leaders who, by their actions and achievements, have demonstrated their potential to be future leaders in their sector and their region of Africa. Whether working in government, the private sector or civil society, these individuals demonstrate integrity, reinforced by strong values and principles. Importantly, participants need to be committed to living in Africa and contributing to its long-term success.

The Leadership for Change Programme is highly selective with approximately 25 candidates selected for each regional programme per year. Participants are invited following a rigorous nomination and selection process to identify the region’s high potential emerging leaders. The selection process will be governed by strict guidelines to ensure the highest quality of participants.


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.