Leaders: Africa Updates

The Obama Foundation Rolls Out New All-Virtual Leadership Program Across Three Global Regions

November 9, 2021 11:15 AM

Obama Foundation Leaders in Africa, Asia Pacific, and Europe will participate in a newly formatted, all-virtual leadership program with a scaled cohort size of 35… More

Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program concludes with acts of service across the continent

December 2, 2020 9:00 AM

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others… More

Nigerian Obama Foundation Leaders band together to protest police brutality and corruption

November 19, 2020 2:45 PM

When we designed our first international leadership program, Leaders: Africa, in 2018, our hope was to unite leaders across countries in… More

Obama Foundation Opens Convening of Rising African Leaders in Johannesburg

July 11, 2019 3:30 AM

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — The Obama Foundation has launched its second Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program, bringing together nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45… More

Obama Foundation To Hold Second Major Convening of Rising Leaders in Africa

June 12, 2019 10:00 AM

CHICAGO — The Obama Foundation announced today its second Leaders: Africa program, which will convene nearly 200 emerging civic leaders from 45 countries across the continent… More

Celebrating Mandela 100

April 26, 2019 3:15 PM

This past weekend, President Obama joined Graça Machel for a conversation on Nelson Mandela’s legacy and the future of Africa as a part of the… More

When Worlds Collide: Obama Foundation Scholar and African Leader Team Up to Help African Women

January 25, 2019 9:55 AM

We have a theory at the Obama Foundation: that if you connect young leaders together—even if they work in different countries, toward different ends—they can… More

Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator: Ramping up Development

September 26, 2018 6:22 PM

Today, the Obama Foundation is excited to announce our participation in a new opportunity for young leaders, led by CIVICUS and the Bill… More

Lessons of Leadership from Kofi Annan

August 18, 2018 12:24 PM

Today, Kofi Annan, pioneer and peacemaker, passed away at 80. As we mourn the passing of our friend, we wanted to share some of the… More

President Obama: “Mandela’s most important lesson”

July 20, 2018 11:48 AM

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… More

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