Mission



MINDS mission is to provide a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on the different elements of 'Africanness' in order to shape policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions.

Vision



The vision of MINDS is, to have African societies attain democracy, economic prosperity, social inclusiveness as well as their rightful place in the global community on the basis of a keen self-awareness.

Values



    Openness
    MINDS will execute its mandate in an open and transparent manner to make sure that its offer is accessible to all those who may be interested.

    Inclusiveness

    In all its programs MINDS will embrace diversity to stimulate constructive tension.

    Collaboration

    To meet the demands of the scarcity of resources MINDS will run on a lean core organization. There will be no replication of work done by other reputable institutions. Rather, a fully collaborative approach will be used to encourage networking with those institutions doing work that has a bearing on the MINDS agenda.

    Dialogue

    The convening of dialogues for interested and relevant stakeholders will be central to the MINDS mode of engagement.


Background and rationale

In most African states, it would appear that policy formulation and implementation could be greatly enhanced through the creation of an institution that is independent from government and political parties. Such an institution would be resourced to have capacity for formulating policy proposals for public debate in a non-partisan manner. Over time, governing political parties gradually lose the capacity and appetite for the robust debate that is necessary for the formulation of policies that are capable of underpinning the implementation of measures necessary for sustained development.

Most institutions that are involved in policy formulation proposals tend to be official or public sector institutions. Two challenges arise from this ownership and dependency on public funding. The first challenge is how these institutions can, under these circumstances, take and maintain an independent and when necessary challenging stance towards their paymasters. Secondly, if they are set up by the government of the day, then in all probability their staff will, from the very beginning, be chosen on the basis of their views being in alignment with the government of the day. In this situation, the value that derives from an institution that has a different perspective on issues is lost.

This justifies the establishment of a complementary and independent institution. The addition of an independent facet to policy formulation proposals and debate will introduce a point of view that should be value additive to public institutions work. The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) established in 2010, emerged out of a simple and rather obvious observation that development efforts in Africa have hitherto failed to meet expectations with respect to social, institutional and economic outcomes in comparison to other regions. MINDS is an Africa-wide think tank which provides a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on the different elements of 'Africanness' in order to shape policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions. It seeks to address the short, medium, and long-term development challenges in Africa.

The central hypothesis in setting up MINDS is that effective and sustainable development can only be achieved if development policies and practices are founded on the cultural heritage, value and knowledge systems and institutions of the people who are the subjects or beneficiaries of the development interventions.

Board of trustees




Dr Nkosana Moyo

Dr Nkosana Moyo is the Founder of MINDS. He was until August 2011, the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, African Development Bank. Nkosana Moyo is a national of Zimbabwe. He holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, University of London and an MBA from Cranfield School...

Mrs Graça Machel

Is the Founder and President of the Foundation for Community Development and of the Graça Machel Foundation. Mrs. Graça Machel is a Mozambican national. She is a qualified educator, and holds a bachelor´s degree German philosophy from the University of Lisbon.

Mr Ali A. Mufuruki

Is the Chairman & CEO - Infotech Investment Group LTD. Ali Mufuruki is a national of Tanzania. Mr. Mufuruki is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering Design from The University of Technology and Economics in Reutlingen, Germany.

Ms Sara Menker

Sara Menker is the Founder and CEO of Gro Ventures, a Nairobi-based, Africa-focused commodities business. Prior to founding Gro Ventures, Ms. Menker was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Commodities Group in the Fixed Income Division.

       
Dr. Nkosana Donald Moyo

Dr Nkosana Moyo is the Founder of MINDS. He was until August 2011, the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, African Development Bank. Nkosana Moyo is a national of Zimbabwe. He holds a PhD in Physics from Imperial College, University of London and an MBA from Cranfield School of Management, UK, an Eisenhower fellow.

Before joining the AfDB, Dr. Moyo worked at Actis Capital LLP as Managing Partner for the Africa Business (www.act.is). He also served on the boards of a number of companies in the cement, sugar, finance, tourism, mining, airline and food sectors. He also served as Minister of Industry & International Trade of Zimbabwe. For three years, Nkossana was the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum – Africa Regional Agenda Council on the Future of Africa (www.weforum.org); He is currently on the Board of Trustees of the Investment Climate Facility (ICF) (www.icfafrica.org); and is on the Board of the Africa Leadership Institute (www.alinstitute.org) .

In the Tertiary Education sector, Dr. Moyo has served as an Advisory Board Member of the London Business School (www.london.edu) as well as the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (www.soas.ac.uk)

Since the first of September 2011, Nkosana is the Executive Chairman of the Mandela Institute for Development studies.

Mrs Graça Machel

Is the Founder and President of the Foundation for Community Development and of the Graça Machel Foundation. Mrs. Graça Machel is a Mozambican national. She is a qualified educator, and holds a bachelor´s degree German philosophy from the University of Lisbon. She lives in South Africa and in Mozambique with her husband.

Mrs. Machel is a renowned international advocate for women and children's rights. She is President of the Foundation for Community Development (www.fdc.org.mz), a not for profit organisation she founded in 1994. FDC makes grants to civil society organizations to strengthen communities, facilitate social and economic justice and assist in the reconstruction and development of post war Mozambique. Amongst her many current commitments, Mrs. Machel is the Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, South Africa (www.uct.ac.za); a Panel Member of the Africa Progress Panel (www.africaprogresspanel.org); a Member of The Elders (www.theelders.org); and a Member of the High Level Task Force on Innovative International Finance for Health Systems.

Mrs. Machel has served on the boards of numerous international organisations, including the UN Foundation; the Forum of African Women Educationalists; the African Leadership Forum; and the International Crisis Group. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization Fund (www.gaviallaince.org), and is Chair of the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (www.accord.org.za). Over the years, Mrs. Machel has gained international recognition for her achievements. Her many awards include the Laureate of Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger from the Hunger Project in 1992 and the Nansen Medal in recognition of her contribution to the welfare of refugee children in 1995. She has received the Inter Press Service's (IPS) International Achievement Award, the Africare Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award and the North-South Prize of the Council of Europe, amongst others.

Mr Ali A. Mufuruki

Is the Chairman & CEO - Infotech Investment Group LTD. Ali Mufuruki is a national of Tanzania. Mr. Mufuruki is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering Design from The University of Technology and Economics in Reutlingen, Germany. He lives in Dar es Salaam with his wife and four children.

Mr. Mufuruki is the Chairman and CEO of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)‐based Infotech Investment Group LTD (www.infotech.co.tz),which has business interests in real estate, retail, advertising, IT and telecommunications services. He is a founding partner of East Africa Capital Partners (EACP) (www.eacp.co.ke), a Nairobi, Kenya based private equity fund dedicated to ICT, Media and Telecoms with over USD 100m under management.

Mr. Mufuruki is the Founding Chairman of The CEOs' Roundtable of Tanzania (www.ceo-roundtable.co.tz), a policy dialogue forum that brings together CEOs of the top 50 companies in Tanzania. He sits on the board of AngloGold Ashanti's Geita Gold Mine LTD. In 2002, he became the founding Chairman of Air Tanzania Company LTD. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Tanzania Central Bank (www.bot-tz.org), where he serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Amsterdam‐based ATMS Foundation, a joint project of the UNDP and the International Finance Corporation ("IFC").

Mr. Mufuruki sits on the boards of two non‐profit and philanthropic organisations in the United States namely Technoserve Inc. of Washington, DC,(www.technoserve.org) and The Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF)(www.philanthropyforum.org) based in California, USA. He also sits on the board of Enablis East Africa. Mr. Mufuruki is a Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute Class of 2001 (www.aspeninstitute.org) and Founder and Chairman of The Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa (www.ali-ea-foundation.net).

Ms Sara Menker

Sara Menker is the Founder and CEO of Gro Ventures, a Nairobi-based, Africa-focused commodities business. Prior to founding Gro Ventures, Ms. Menker was a Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Commodities Group in the Fixed Income Division. She studied Economics and African Studies at Mount Holyoke College and the London School of Economics, and earned an MBA from Columbia University.

Gro Ventures consists of two arms: Gro Intelligence and Gro Energy. Gro Intelligence is a data aggregation, reconciliation and analysis business focused on providing timely, comprehensive African agricultural commodities reporting as a driver to agricultural market development. Gro Energy is a knowledge business composed of regional and industry experts that work with governments and private institutions to identify issues and opportunities within the African energy landscape.

Ms. Menker is the current Chair of the Board of Truth Aid, an organization which harnesses the power of multimedia in order to effect social change. She is an Ethiopian national currently residing in Kenya.

Advisory Board




Dr Donald Kaberuka

Dr Donald Kaberuka is currently serving his second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). He was first elected in 2005, becoming the seventh president of the Bank Group since its establishment in 1963.


Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala served as Managing Director of The World Bank Group since December 1, 2007 until August 2011.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian national, founded NOI-Gallup polls, an indigenous Nigerian opinion research organization, and co-founded the Makeda Fund.

Mr Francis Daniels

Mr. Daniels has over 15 years experience investing in Africa. He is a director of Africa Opportunity Partners, the investment manager of Africa Opportunity Fund Limited, an investment company admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Mr Noureddine Ayed

A qualified Electro-Engineer, Mr
Ayed is a Tunisian National who attained his academic qualifications in Liege, Belgium. With over three decades of experience in various industrial sectors, he has led multi-million dollar trade missions...

       
Dr Donald Kaberuka

Dr. Donald Kaberuka is currently serving his second five-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). He was first elected in 2005, becoming the seventh president of the Bank Group since its establishment in 1963.
 He was re-elected in May 2010 at the AfDB's headquarters in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for a second five-year term. He took the oath for his second term in September of that year in Tunis, the Bank's current temporary relocation city.

Before joining the African Development Bank, Dr Kaberuka, 60, had a distinguished career in banking, international trade and development and government service. A national of Rwanda, he was the country's Minister of Finance and Economic Planning between 1997 and 2005. During this period, he oversaw Rwanda's successful economic reconstruction after the end of the civil war there. He initiated and implemented major economic reforms and introduced new systems of structural, monetary and fiscal governance, laying special emphasis on the independence of Rwanda's central bank.

These reforms led to the widely-recognized revival of Rwanda's economy, and to the sustained economic growth that enabled Rwanda to obtain debt cancellation under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries initiative in April 2005. During his service at the AfDB,
Dr Kaberuka has presided over a major redirection in its strategy for development and poverty reduction in Africa. To that end, the AfDB has placed increased emphasis on the private sector, and on the importance of major infrastructure developments in areas such as road, railways, power plants and communications, especially in their role in promoting regional integration in Africa. During Dr Kaberuka's period of office, the AfDB has become Africa's premier financial institution. In 2009, in response to the global financial crisis, the African Development Bank Group made record approvals of loans and grants totaling more than USD 12.6 billion.

Dr Kaberuka was educated at universities in Tanzania and Scotland. He holds a PhD in Economics from Glasgow University.


Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala served as Managing Director of The World Bank Group since December 1, 2007 until August 2011. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian national, founded NOI-Gallup polls, an indigenous Nigerian opinion research organization, and co-founded the Makeda Fund – a fund to invest in African women entrepreneurs. She is a Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institution. She served as Finance Minister and subsequently Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria from 2003-2006. As Finance Minister, She led Nigeria"s Economic Team responsible for implementing the Obasanjo administration's far reaching economic and social reform agenda. The reforms made particular progress in restoring macroeconomic stability, tripling growth, initiating a strong fight against corruption, and increasing transparency.

Before taking up her Ministerial appointment, she served in a number of important positions at the World Bank including Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Director of Operations in the Middle East and North Africa region, and Country Director for the South East Asia and Mongolia Country unit. She joined the World Bank in 1982. She serves as a Director of World Resource Institute. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including Time Magazine European Hero 2004, Euromoney Magazine Global Finance Minister of the year 2005, Financial Times/The Banker African Finance Minister of the year 2005, This Day Nigeria Minister of the Year 2004, 2005, Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Colby College 2007, and Brown University 2006, Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica.

She is a member or chair of numerous boards and advisory groups in the public, private and non-governmental sectors including DATA, the World Resources Institute, the Clinton Global Initiative, the Nelson Mandela Institution and the African Institutes of Science and Technology, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Governance Prize Committee, Friends of the Global Fund Africa. She is also an adviser to the World Bank on the Stolen Assets Recovery (STAR) initiative, and served as a member of the Malan Committee on Bank-Fund collaboration.
Dr. Okonjo-Iweala graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University, and holds a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr Francis Daniels

Mr. Daniels has over 15 years experience investing in Africa. He is a director of Africa Opportunity Partners, the investment manager of Africa Opportunity Fund Limited, an investment company admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

He is a member of the boards of directors of TA Holdings, a Zimbabwean stock-exchange listed investment holding company; Masawara PLC, a company admitted to trading on the AIM Market with a portfolio of private investments in Zimbabwe; and Triton Logging, Inc., a private Canadian company dedicated to harvesting trees under the Volta Lake in Ghana.
Mr. Daniels is an attorney admitted to practice in the State of New York. He holds a LL.B degree from the University of Ghana, a LL.M degree from the University of Toronto, and a LL.M degree and a LL.M (Corporations) degree from New York University Law School.

He is currently based in Johannesburg.

Mr Noureddine Ayed

A qualified Electro-Engineer, Mr Ayed is a Tunisian National who attained his academic qualifications in Liege, Belgium. With over three decades of experience in various industrial sectors, he has led multi-million dollar trade missions and developed successful partnerships with engineers and local government authorities in several countries. His track record includes international industrial technical assistance provided in countries including Tunisia, Egypt, Cameroon, Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Qatar, Phillipines and the USA, amongst others.

Mr Ayed was elected Business Man of the Year 2008 and Honorary President by the Tunisian Businessmen World Association. He was also honoured by the Society Centre for Exporters in Milan, Italy and received awards from the Governments of Thailand and The Phillipines.
Mr Ayed is Honorary Consul of Malaysia to Tunisia from 2004 till present day.

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Culture issues:

What is and should be the role of Africa's cultures in shaping the development and governance debate.

Governance issues:

Are the models of government and governance that most African countries are trying to operate appropriate for Africa?

Economic issues:

How does Africa effectively use its rich indigenous practices to stimulate a broad based economic resurgence so as to catch up with the rest of the world?

The primary guiding principle to implementing the strategic pillars would be to make the approach to the development challenge
contemporary and appropriate to values, cultures and aspirations of African people rather than a carbon copy of other nations'
constructs of what Africa needs.

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MINDS Youth Dialogue 2013 - Youth Challenged to Lead Transformation of Governance in Africa

06 May 2013
The Mandela Institute for Development Studies has begun processing lessons learnt and laying the base for follow up actions after holding a very successful inaugural Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance in Accra, Ghana on April 18/19th. Some 53 delegates from 19 countries attended the dialogue, representing a diverse range of professional backgrounds that included young politicians, media practitioners, civil society activists, students, teachers, academics and others. The dialogue was supported by the African Development Bank, Ecobank, Trust Africa, Access Bank and OSISA.
Read more under Resources Section.







MINDS Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance - Accra, Ghana, 18-19 April, 2013

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies, in partnership with the African Development Bank, is pleased to announce dates for the MINDS Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance. The Dialogue which will be held in Accra, Ghana will bring together young Africans from across the continent, to interrogate current levels of African youths’ involvement in electoral and governance processes on the continent. The dialogue will also confront challenges of political apathy and violence in Africa with a special emphasis on the role of the Youth. The general approach in formulating policy options will be to look closely at what can be borrowed from African Heritage practices in order to create the broadest possible ownership by the general African public.







THE STATE OF AFRICA – CURRENT TRENDS Volume 1

This briefing note is the first installment in a series of bi-weekly analytical pieces from the Mandela Institute on Development Studies (MINDS) that will focus on key trends in Africa. The current briefing covers the period from 1-14 November and will highlight recent developments in the fields of democracy, elections and governance; peace and human security and economic and social development.

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Call for proposals - African Heritage research study

As part of its African Heritage Programme, MINDS is launching a one year research project to begin a process of developing a body of knowledge about African societies, their cultural heritage, value and knowledge systems, and institutions.
The main objective of the study is to develop a better understanding of what defines Africans by researching various aspects of Africa’s heritage and determining its relevance for the African development agenda.
MINDS seeks to collaborate with a research institution to conduct its initial research work leading to a series of dialogues on African identities, knowledge systems, cultures and institutions.

The dead-line for the research proposal is July, 21st 2012.

See full assignment brief under resource section.

For more information, please contact us at info@mins-africa.org







Minds Dialogue Highlights

ADDIS ABABA, 17-18 April 2012
Theme: "In a World and an Africa that is changing fast and fundamentally, how can Africa best prepare its leaders of tomorrow?

SUMMARY: DAY ONE 17 APRIL 2012: THE DIALOGUE'S OUTCOMES
The Institute launched its dialogue series in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 17-18 April 2012 in collaboration with the African Development Bank, Trust Africa, The IMI Group and the Mail and Guardian. The theme of the inaugural dialogue was on: "In a World and an Africa that is changing fast and fundamentally, how can Africa best prepare its leaders of tomorrow?



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MINDS DIALOGUE ADDIS ABABA, 17-18 APRIL 2012

In a World and an Africa that is changing fast and fundamentally, how can Africa best prepare its leaders of tomorrow? Click here to view







Mrs Graça Machel (Part01)

Mrs Graça Machel, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on how MINDS work in Africa. Click here to view







Mrs Graça Machel (Part02)

Mrs Graça Machel, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on how MINDS work in Africa. Click here to view







Mrs Graça Machel (Part03)

Mrs Graça Machel, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on Promoting African Identity. Click here to view







Mrs Graça Machel (Part04)

Mrs Graça Machel, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on Promoting African Heritage. Click here to view







Mr Ali A. Mufuruki (Part01)

Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on African Heritage. Click here to view







Mr Ali A. Mufuruki (Part02)

Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on Leadership and African Heritage. Click here to view







Mr Ali A. Mufuruki (Part03)

Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on African Heritage. Click here to view







Mr Ali A. Mufuruki (Part04)

Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives a message to Africans. Click here to view







Mr Ali A. Mufuruki (Part05)

Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives a message to African Leaders. Click here to view







MINDS Dialogue, Addis Ababa,17-18 April 2012


MINDS DIALOGUES
The Institute will be launching its dialogue series on the theme:
"In a World and an Africa that is changing fast and fundamentally, how can Africa best prepare its leaders of tomorrow?’’ in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on 17-18 April 2012.
In collaboration with: The African Development Bank, Trust Africa, The IMI group and the Mail & Guardian.
Key note address by Former President Thabo Mbeki

The Mandela Institute for Development Studies(MINDS) is an Africa wide think tank that seeks to address the short, medium, and long-term development challenges of Africa in a holistic and comprehensive manner and always with African Heritage as a point of reference.

You can access the event documentation pack under the resource section.
Contact: info@minds-africa.org
To register please log on to http://www.minds-africa.org/event_profile.php?id=41.







Dr Nkosana Moyo Interview (Part01)

Dr Nkosana Moyo, Executive Chairman, gives some insights on MINDS' mission and work on the continent. Click here to view the video







Dr Nkosana Moyo Interview (Part02)

Dr Nkosana Moyo, Executive Chairman, gives some insights on MINDS' mission and work on the continent. Click here to view part2







Dr Nkosana Moyo Interview (Part03)

Dr Nkosana Moyo, Executive Chairman, gives some insights on MINDS' mission and work on the continent. Click here to view part3







Dr Nkosana Moyo Interview (Part05)

Dr Nkosana Moyo, Executive Chairman, gives some insights on MINDS' mission and work on the continent. Click here to view part5







Dr Nkosana Moyo Interview (Part04)

Dr Nkosana Moyo, Executive Chairman, gives some insights on MINDS' mission and work on the continent. Click here to view part4







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Dr Nkosana Moyo, Executive Chairman, gives some insights on MINDS' mission and work on the continent. Click here to view part6







































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MINDS Youth Dialogue 2013 - Youth Challenged to Lead Transformation of Governance in Africa

MINDS has begun processing lessons learnt and laying the base for follow up actions after holding a very succesful African Youth Dialogue.

Young Africans Living Abroad and Their Engagement in the African Political Process

There should be no illusion of the tension between young Africans on the continent and those who have relocated abroad.

MINDS Youth Dialogue - Lead Discussion Paper by Vincent Tohbi (EISA)

In most African countries elections have been a trajectory to electoral violence and in some instances triggered fully fledged civil war.

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Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on African Heritage.

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Mr Ali A. Mufuruki, Founding Trustee of Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS), gives some insights on Leadership and African Her

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MINDS Youth Dialogue on Elections and Governance, Accra, Ghana - 18-19 April, 2013

The Youth Dialogue will bring together young Africans from across the continent, to interrogate current levels of African youths’ involvement in electoral and governance processes on the continent. The dialogue will also confront challenges of political apathy and violence in Africa with a special emphasis on the role of the Youth. The general approach in formulating policy options will be to look closely at what can be borrowed from African Heritage practices in order to create the broadest possible ownership by the general African public. MINDS is calling for youth aged between 18 and 35 to register for the event, with all costs being covered by MINDS.

MINDS DIALOGUE, Addis Ababa, 17-18 April 2012 - 17-18 April 2012

MINDS DIALOGUES MINDS DIALOGUES The Institute will be launching its dialogue series on the theme: "In a World and an Africa that is changing fast and fundamentally, how can Africa best prepare its leaders of tomorrow?’’ in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on 17-18 April 2012. Key note address by Former President Thabo Mbeki The Mandela Institute for Development Studies(MINDS) is an Africa wide think tank that seeks to address the short, medium, and long-term development challenges of Africa in a holistic and comprehensive manner and always with African Heritage as a point of reference.
































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