Africa’s future lies in the investment of developing effective, values-based and enlightened African leaders.

 

The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) was conceived as a Pan-African initiative and borne out of a belief that Africa’s future lies in the investment in and development of effective, values-based and enlightened African leaders. It was launched in 2001 as a collaborative effort of seven partner organisations in Africa and the United States. 

 

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Fellows are mobilizing their energies, skills and the resources at their disposal to address the foremost social and economic challenges around the world in a variety of sectors.

 

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ALI Fellow Réjane Woodroffe and Bulungula Incubator Named 2014 McNulty Prize Winner

Congratulations to Africa Leadership Initiative/ South Africa Fellow Réjane Woodroffe the winner of the seventh annual John P. McNulty Prize for her project the Bulungula Incubator (BI). Réjane left her career as an economist and investment manager to co-found the Bulungula Incubator, which has built a replicable, bottom-up model that places marginalized rural communities on secure footing. In partnership with community members, the Bulungula Incubator has created a world-class preschool education system, mobilized community members to provide basic health care and employment, and created infrastructure to provide access to clean water, among other significant achievements. The BI's successes are carefully documented and the model is poised to be replicated throughout rural South Africa and beyond.

 

ALI Fellow Ferial Haffajee gets the 2015 International Press Freedom Award

The 2015 International Press Freedom Award was presented to Africa Leadership Initiative SA Fellow and journalist Ferial Haffajee by the Committee to Protect Journalists.