The Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program will inspire, empower, and connect emerging leaders from across the African continent through a core set of shared values and leadership skills. Together, they will form a network of innovative and ethical changemakers and positive role models who will be well-prepared to create tangible solutions to the biggest challenges in their communities, countries, and continent.

From government, to civil society, to the private sector and beyond, Obama Foundation Leaders are changemakers who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing the common good within their sphere of influence and have clear potential for impact and commitment to integrity.

Explore the 2018 Program

Click the button below to see highlights from the first cohort of Obama Foundation Leaders.

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Applications for the 2019 cohort of the Leaders: Africa program closed on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00PM Eastern Time. To make sure you get the latest updates about the program and other Foundation news, you can sign up for our email list here.