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June 2, 2023

Ubuntu Leaders Academy

Ubuntuworks Project believes in moving from reaction to relationship, a quality present in effective and ethical leadership. Everyone has something to teach and learn, and all of us, including youth, are equipped to be leaders for positive change. By embracing the Ubuntu philosophy, people around the world can understand what it means to be humane, responsive changemakers.

The Ubuntuworks Resource Hub supports organizations and individuals interested in a more connected and compassionate world. Here you’ll find data, stories, studies and support for the importance of Ubuntu-based principles in our world.

Effective and ethical leadership

“The Ubuntu Leaders Academy (ULA), a program of Ubuntu United Nations, aims to develop the values of servant leadership, ethics of care and bridge-building in young people with high leadership potential from vulnerable contexts and who seek the common good of their communities.

Therefore, ULA invites the participants on an inner journey that challenges the way they see themselves and relate to others, becoming able, as Gandhi said, ‘to fight for the change they want to see in the world,’ through the Ubuntu Method.” It aims to form leaders who are capable of caring, listening, trusting and promoting reconciliation.

As of today, the project has delegations in 16 countries and has engaged with around 12,000 youth from more than 50 countries.

Overall, the ULA comprises six thematic seminars, with Nobel Peace Prize guest speakers, over a period of four months. The Academy also hosts courses around the world such as Berlin and Florence, and recently launched ULA-Training for Asia, a training program for youth leaders from Asia, that “seeks to empower people with knowledge and skills to become more caring, listening, trusting and serve humanity more effectively, learning from the examples of leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Desmond Tutu among others.”

Learn more about the Ubuntu Leaders Academy at https://www.ubuntuunitednations.org/about

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