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
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African LeadershipRead more
Find out about who sits on the independent Prize Committee.Committee members
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
Learn more about the 2018 Fellows.Read more
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation supports scholarships at three institutions each year. Find out about them here.Learn more
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation salutes the courage and resilience of the people of Sudan, who have unwaveringly sustained, since last December, a decentralised and peaceful popular uprising throughout the entire country. The people of ...
In February 2016, Bubacarr Jaiteh left his home in The Gambia in search of greener pastures. His destination: the ‘backway’ – what Gambians call the overland journey through neighbouring African countries to get to Europe. He ...
Each week the Foundation highlights a number of media articles that we have found interesting and relevant to governance in Africa. Sharing here is not an endorsement of the views linked, but a spur ...