Obama Foundation to Train Next-Gen Leaders in Africa


Last week, the Obama Foundation announced the launch of a new program that will equip the next generation of African leaders with tools for becoming effective change-makers within their communities. Obama Foundation Leaders Program: Africa is welcoming applicants working in government, civil society, and the private sector to fill 200 spots in its year-long leadership training program. It marks the Foundation's most ambitious international project to date and will lay the groundwork for future global leadership initiatives.

Program Africa will break ground this summer in Johannesburg, South Africa, starting with a five-day assembly. Those selected will partake in problem-solving workshops and technical trainings, along with a town hall meeting with the President himself. Afterward, members will continue to be part of an online community, engaging in ongoing training and discussions with peers, industry leaders, and experts.

President Obama's legacy has been to inspire individuals to take civic action and effect change. With over 10,000 applications received for Program Africa thus far, it's clear that the President is already making good on his promise. LEARN MORE