Shaping leaders by following the example of African leaders like Nelson Mandela. We aim to empower leaders with a robust theory of change to strengthen democratic institutions.

  • Addresses leadership challenges in Africa head-on
  • Is guided by the principles of vision, courage, humility, perseverance, integrity, forgiveness, empathy and collaboration
  • Teaches how to understand setbacks
  • Shows how a theory of change can build greater resilience and stronger democratic institutions
  • Bridges the polarisation between the state and its citizenry for collective implementation of a change agenda

Aligned to the African Union’s Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want, the Nelson Mandela Leadership Academy will focus on shaping Africa’s future leaders. A suite of learning opportunities are offered, consisting of Executive Education offerings for policy stakeholders, post-graduate academic courses as well as strategic policy dialogue platforms and implementation hubs.