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For more than ten years, the African Leadership Institute - AFLI - has been working with young leaders to empower them, create a network of ethical, like-minded servant-leaders that can support one another as they seek to create positive change across Africa. The Tutu Fellowship, which comprises Fellows who have completed the Tutu Leadership Programme, are steadily making changes that are positively changing the trajectory of Africa. The Fellowship, however, is a relatively small group of people. Project Pakati seeks to broaden the scope and impact of young leaders in Africa beyond that of the Fellowship.

This initiative seeks to harness the collective influence of Africa’s young leaders by building a networking platform and a commmunity in greater numbers that affords young leaders the ability of reaching a critical mass to impact the issues that Africa faces. AFLI will be working with leadership organisations across Africa to build this networking platform and community to be able to collectively have a greater impact for good.  "Pakati" is a Bantu word – Shona, Ndebele and Zulu - which means the 'centre' and aptly captures the objective of the project which is to make young leaders more visible in this journey.

Funding for this AFLI initiative and platform is provided by the Ford Foundation

 


 

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Leadership Directory

A fully searchable directory of all organisations providing training to young African leaders. It translates the data from a survey by the African Leadership Institute.
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Partnering Organisations

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Collaborating for Progress

Facilitating change by working with the African Union to harness the collective influence of young leaders by using the expertise already present in African leadership organisations.
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The Platform

Project Pakati uses a dedicated enterprise-capable collaboration platform to allow young leaders to collaborate on developing solutions to African problems, no matter where they are based.
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At A Glance

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Project governance comes from a Youth Advisory Board, along with oversight from AFLI.

 

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The role of the African Leadership Institute is to keep the project on track to meet it's key goals.

 

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AFLI is a non-profit funded by donations and grants. This project is grant-funded by the Ford Foundation.

 

 

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We use the enterprise platform Workplace to collaborate across the continent on delivering project goals.

 

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The African Leadership Institute is partnering with leadership organisations across Africa.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions about the platform and guidance on how it should be used.

 

Recent News & Updates

  • WHO gives Pakati board member global health award


    One of Project Pakati's board members, Mwesigye Patrick, has been awarded the Global Youth Leadership Award on Universal Health Coverage by the World Health Organisation. Twenty-eight-year old Mwesigye is the founder and team leader of the Uganda Youth and Adolescent Health Forum. 

    It is a dynamic youth-led organization that seeks to advance quality health and well-being of adolescents and young people and promote gender equality at the community, national and global level.

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  • New Project Manager joins AFLI


    Monique Atouguia joined the staff of the African Leadership Institute as the new Project Manager of Pakati on 7 October 2019. Monique holds a BA Honours in Justice and Transformation (with distinction) and a BA in Economic History, Political Science and English Literary Studies from the University of Cape Town.

    She is also pursuing a Masters in Organisational and Institutional Studies from the University of the Witwatersrand, part-time.

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  • Pakati ChangeLead on 2019's 100 Most Influential Young Africans List


    One of the Project Pakati's Youth-led and Youth Serving Organisation Portal ChangeLeads has made the prestigious 100 Most Influential Young Africans List for 2019, which is compiled annually by African Youth Awards.  The ChangeLead is Viveksing Urjoon.  This recognition of his work is made for it's impact on lives across the continent.  The list - which is now in it's fourth year - is comprised of people from 32 countries and celebrates the work of young Africans passionate about changing the narrative of their continent. 

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  • New Board members elected


    Governance of the African Leadership Institute's Project Pakati is provided by a Youth Advisory Board. The Board's terms of reference are such that the position of co-chair runs for a six-month period only.  Thereafter, the board co-chairs, together with the secretariat vote in a new set of co-chairs. This rotational arrangement has been put in place to allow the young leaders of the youth advisory board to be exposed to the experience of chairing a board and to leverage the experience for their growth and development.

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