About Us

Africa Leadership Institute (AFLI) was conceptualized in 2003 as an independent, non-partisan and public policy pan-African think tank, with the broad aim of promoting excellence in leadership, peace and security; good governance and sustainable development in the continent. Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda, AFLI was incorporated on 26th April, 2004 as a Company Limited by Guarantee without shares, but changed status four years later to become a not-for-profit and voluntary service non-governmental organisation (NGO).

Over the years, we have devoted significant efforts to addressing the gap in policy research and evidence-based advocacy required to influence policy and facilitate appropriate program interventions. The Institute’s solemn goal is to improve human well-being using initiatives aimed at accelerating socio-economic development among rural and cross-border communities.



Guiding Philosophies Values and Principles


We demonstrate skill, competence, excellence, high ethical standards and respect for all

Co- effectiveness

We undertake our program activities and joint actions with prudent expense management to attain optimum outputs

Consultative Partnerships

We share our plans with our partners to align objectives, actions and methods for effectiveness

Strategic Focus

We tap into our corporate strengths to achieve maximum impact in our initiatives


We embrace equity and fairness in human resources management and in developing our objectives, policies and programs

Transparancy and Accountability

We uphold transparency and accountability in our operations.

Africa Leadership Institute

Our Mission

To promote strategic policy options and
appropriate actions through informed decision-making, better knowledge and skills to spur positive attitudes and practices for improved well-being


A stable, democratic, prosperous and healthy Africa, with a happy people governed by responsive and accountable leadership.