For an African Renaissance, we need a critical mass of talented young leaders

This piece was written by Yawa Hansen-Quao, the Executive Director of Emerging Public Leaders. For more like this, see our spotlight on public service leadership in Africa.

Earlier this year, I began a new chapter in my professional journey as Executive Director of Emerging Public Leaders (EPL), an organisation that is creating a merit-based pathway for young people to provide solutions to pressing socio-economic challenges facing Africa.

At EPL, I lead a team of talented Africans who are passionate, like I am, about an African Renaissance. Together, we are working to fill Africa’s future leadership pipeline with leaders that will think critically, work competently, act ethically and inspire change where it is needed most — in government.

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