The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African foundation, established in 2006 with one focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership for Africa. It is our belief that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens.
The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership celebrates excellence in African leadership. It is awarded to a former Executive Head of State or Government by an independent Prize Committee.Find out more
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The Ibrahim Governance Weekend is the flagship event of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, held every year in a different African country.
This three-day event convenes prominent African political and business leaders, representatives from civil society, multilateral and regional institutions as well as Africa’s major international partners to debate issues of critical importance to Africa.Learn more
The Ibrahim Forum is an annual high-level discussion forum convened around one specific issue of critical importance to Africa that demands committed leadership and sound governance. Each year it takes place in a different African country.Learn more
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The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. The Fellows receive mentoring from the current leaders of key multilateral institutions.Learn more
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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation supports scholarships at three institutions each year. Find out about them here.Learn more
As we prepare to launch the 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) on 29 October, our research team have prepared a blog series to better explain what you can expect for this year’s assessment ...
The 2018 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) is the 12th iteration of this Index, and is the most comprehensive annual statistical assessment of the quality of governance in 54 African countries across the framework of ...
In 2019, over a dozen national elections are due to take place across Africa. Nigeria, one of the continent’s giants is leading the way on 16 February with a general election. By the end of ...
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation has been following with concern the recent developments and protests in Sudan, where nearly three weeks of peaceful demonstrations by Sudanese citizens have escalated into violence and a heavy security ...