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Our mission is to empower a new generation of ethical political and government leaders in Africa.

Applications for the Southern Africa Public Leadership Programme are now open.

Our Programmes

Futurelect delivers non-partisan leadership development and training programmes to diverse groups of ethical and innovative young leaders in Africa, in order to help prepare them for leadership roles in politics and the public service.

Southern Africa Public Leadership Programme

Futurelect’s flagship programme welcomes 25 to 30 fellows each year. Themes explored include public narrative, readiness to govern, public participation and political communication. A graduation ceremony is held at the culmination of the programme where fellows join an auspicious alumni of public leaders and civil society champions.

Women in Public Office, South Africa

This exciting development will use courses similar to that covered in the Southern Africa Public Leadership Programme, but with a specific focus on the South African context, and on women. What is the meaning of a female or feminist leadership style? How to negotiate in the public space while being female and how to debate gender-based policy issues?

East Africa Public Leadership Programme

Over the coming months and years, Futurelect will spearhead Apolitical Academy’s expansion and growth to serve the people of our continent by engaging and supporting a new generation of public leaders throughout Africa. Starting in the East African Community (EAC), we have begun an extensive programme of research and engagement with stakeholders in the region, with a view to having established an academy in East Africa by 2023.

Civic Education Programme

Futurelect is developing an online civic education portal available to members of the public, which will engage and empower the people of our countries to participate actively and consistently in the democratic life of our continent.

Public Service Fellows


Class of 2019, Director, Office of the First Lady of Namibia

Having worked in the NGO sector for over 15 years, Futurelect gave me the courage to take the leap into public service.


Class of 2020, Local Councillor, 2022 local government election candidate

I am forever grateful for the knowledge that I gained from this programme and would certainly recommend it to other public servants. I was instilled with attributes that I will continue to use in my personal and public life moving forward.


Class of 2021, Chief Operating Officer of Programmes at Higherlife Foundation, Chairperson of Zimbabwe National Youth Council

Futurelect has emboldened me with the courage to act now. Public service provides an opportunity to serve your nation.

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