The African Leadership Forum (ALF) is Africa’s dedicated space for open and frank discussion about the challenges facing the continent, by the continent. It is organised by the Office of the Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Benjamin W. Mkapa in conjunction with the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute).
Each year, a different theme is determined based on inputs from the previous year and analysis. The topics are carefully selected to address the depths and gaps that are not often touched upon in the current global conferences – either because Africans are not setting the agendas or framing the discussions, or because of ignorance or shame. The real social, political, economic (and other) challenges facing the continent require that those entrusted to lead and steward the continent have opportunities to share, reflect, learn, deliberate on key challenges and collaborate to take maximum advantage of emerging opportunities. The ALF aims to address this ‘gap’ by bringing the key decision-makers and leaders together for these dialogues.
Participants represent public, private, and civil society organisations and actors. Particularly those engaged at the regional and continental levels. In particular, the ALF reflects on the institutional context(s) of Africa – where there are impediments, where there is potential, what is lacking, what is worth persevering with, and what is going well. In this way, the African Leadership Forum goes beyond merely an event, and is evolving into a community of eminent Africans concerned for and with the greater good of the continent and her people.
The African Leadership Forums is where African leaders come to be equipped, inspired and enabled to steward sustainable development and transformation on the continent, for the continent, by the continent.
The 2017 African Youth Leadership Essay Competition
African citizens between the age of 18-25 are invited to submit an essay for this year’s Leadership Essay Contest organised by the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute).
The African Leadership Forum 2017
The African Leadership Forum 2017 held in Johannesburg, South Africa, will seek to focus attention on the complex dynamics that have caused continuous and endless conflicts to rise and linger and will resolve how to practically and realistically navigate through them for lasting peace.