The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) strives to nurture the leadership capabilities of Africa’s talented crop of emerging leaders through the Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship program by providing these leaders with the tools required to transform the continent. Our aim at AFLI is to target young, mid-career emerging leaders, between 25 and 40, with the potential to rise to the very top of their sphere of activity, inspired by Nobel Laureate Archbishop Tutu’s values of leadership. Here at NewLeaders.Africa, our goals are to implement our experience on a much broader scale.

We are a grantee of the Ford Foundation on a project that seeks to shift young African leaders to the centre of the African development agenda. This is a networking platform exclusive to young Africans that have benefited from various leadership programmes. This platform would allow them to connect amongst themselves but also for various stakeholders such as African governments, the private sector – conference organisers and companies seeking board members - and global development agencies to partner with them. The platform would seek to profile them and make them ‘discoverable’ so that their talents can be leveraged for Africa’s benefit.