Startup Funding

FordLogoSquareThe site is part of a project by the African Leadership Institute called Pakati.  In 2017, the Ford Foundation awarded the African Leadership Institute $800, 000 over three years in a grant titled: To harness the collective strengths and influence of youth leaders to advocate for accountability with respect to Pan-African development agendas and build a community of practice on youth leadership.

The Pakati project determined that there is no shortage of new leaders on the continent, but in order to provide a platform for young leaders to network and for new leaders to be more easily found, a platform was needed.  Newleaders.Africa emerged from that realisation and serves as a platform for advancing new African leaders in decision-making capacities across the continent.

Startup funding for this site has been through the Ford Foundation as part of the grant to AFLI.