2017 Leadership Essay Competition Winner tells you how to Win

The 2017 UONGOZI Institute Leadership Essay Competition received over 3,000 essays from across Africa. Contestants were asked to answer the following question on their essays: “If you were a leader, what would you do to ensure that peace and security is achieved and sustained in Africa?” Victor Azure, an aspiring young leader from Ghana emerged […]

Youth Leadership Competition

Enter the Competition The Youth Leadership Competition is organised as a component of the African Leadership Forum (ALF) to provide a space for the youth of Africa and the next generation of leaders in the region to contribute to important discussions on leadership and sustainable development. In each contest, African citizens between the age of 18 and […]

Why young Africans should participate in UONGOZI Institute essay contest

UONGOZI Institute recognises that knowledge and learning is necessary for the progress of youth in Africa. Therefore, we provide opportunities for the “future generation” to grow and develop through various initiatives. In April 2019, we challenged young Africans between the age of 18 and 25 to write and submit essays on the following topic:  “If […]

Meet Victor Ndede: 2018 Youth Leadership Competition Winner

In 2018, our Youth Leadership Competition received over 2,000 essays from across Africa. Contestants were asked to answer the following question on their essays:  “If you were an African leader how would you finance development and transformation?”  Victor Ndede, an aspiring young leader from Kenya emerged as the overall winner of the Competition. In the […]

Meet Liz Guantai: 2016 Youth Leadership Competition Winner

UONGOZI Institute’s 2017 Youth Leadership Competition is ongoing and the contest has been getting really heated day by day, most especially with the deadline approaching on the 14 July. A lot of hopeful contenders wanted to hear about the experience of previous winners and how they managed to get there. UONGOZI Institute therefore caught up with […]


I want to be part of the Institute’s programmes. How do I join? Our programmes are designed for senior and emerging leaders from across Africa. To learn more, please visit the following pages: Executive Education, Research and Policy, and Advisory Service. I want to work for the Institute. Where can I send my application? All […]

Previous winners spotlight

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Flagship Events ALF

ALF GGP WLF The African Leadership Forum (ALF) was conceived of in 2014 as a platform for eminent senior states persons together with senior leaders from across Africa to interact and share their experiences and insight on strategic challenges facing the continent. These dialogues especially address the leadership issues that are behind the implementation of […]

Research & Policy

Policy Dialogues Flagship Events Research Television Programmes Youth Leadership Competition Policy Dialogues Fostering discussions on leadership for sustainable development A key role for UONGOZI Institute is to create a platform for dialogue that expands the understanding of leadership and raises awareness around vital issues for leaders working towards the sustainable development of Africa. Our policy dialogues […]


Call for applications: Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership 2023/24Learn moreYouth Leadership Competition is back!Learn moreLeadership Resource Centre in Dar es Salaam launchedLearn more Supporting African leaders to attain sustainable development UONGOZI Institute is a public organisation under the Office of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, seeking to promote the recognition of the important […]