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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.

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

 


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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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Project Pakati work to accomplish key goals and deliverables.

 

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