The fellowship is committed to growing the foundation’s global network of innovative and ethical changemakers who seek to drive change in their communities.
The program will provide emerging African leaders from a range of backgrounds with the skills they need to create change — through plenary sessions, problem-solving workshops, technical trainings, and leadership development — kicking off with a five-day convening in Johannesburg later this summer. The convening will also include a town hall meeting with President Obama where he will hear about their experiences and the work they’re doing.
While in Johannesburg, President Obama will also deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Madiba’s birth, the lecture’s theme will be “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World.”
Applications for the 2018 Leaders program have closed, but we encourage you to sign up for the latest news and application opportunities for future programs like this one.