The Leaders: Africa program brought together 200 emerging leaders from across the continent to explore new ways to take on the biggest challenges in their communities. Explore the event below and stay up-to-date with what the Leaders are doing now.
WatchTune-in for video updates from Johannesburg right here, including a town hall with President Obama and the Leaders.
Meet the 2018 Leaders: AfricaHailing from 44 countries across the continent, these emerging leaders bring a wide range of skills and experiences to share with one another and the rest of the world. Get to know them below.
UpdatesSee the latest from the Leaders: Africa program.
Leaders Melene Rossouw and Andrew Ihsaan Gasnolar tapped into the Leaders: Africa program network and partnered with Community Chest to host a conversation on ways to address poverty and inequality in their communities in Cape Town, South Africa. They were joined by eight other Leaders: Lesley Donna Williams, Amanda Blankfield-Koseff, Taryn Lock, JP van der Westhuizen, Kudzai Kutukwa, Lusanda Gwayi, Siyabulela Jentile, and Thulile Khanyile for the three-day gathering.
Amos Kiyingi, a Leader from Uganda, is committed to empowering youth in his country and beyond. Hear from Amos first-hand about his experience at the convening in South Africa earlier this summer. Read the full story +
July 20, 2018
Earlier today, President Obama sent a message to the Obama Foundation email list on Mandela Day and Madiba’s legacy, and his reflections on the inspiring young people he met at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa convening. Read more +
July 19, 2018
Earlier today, Chimwemwe John Paul Manyozo shared his reflection on his experience at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, July 18. Read more+
July 18, 2018
Earlier today, Simi Adeagbo shared her reflection on her experience at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program on Tuesday, July 17. Read more +
July 17, 2018
Check out highlights from the day at the Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa gathering.
July 13, 2018More
Honoring Mandela DayOn July 18, people around the world honored the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by making a commitment to help make the world a better place.
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