21st March 2023
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 11:32 am Meet the 2022 shortlisted authors for the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • 5:13 am 6 African startups among World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers 2022 cohort
  • 1:01 pm Canadian Based NGO GoldenKes Foundation holds First Empowerment Program in Nigeria 
  • 5:38 am Meet the 6 Africans shortlisted for 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize
  • 7:49 am Facebook invests in fibre optic cables to improve internet access in Edo State

The Tällberg / Eliasson Global Leadership Prize is given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is innovative, optimistic, courageous, rooted in universal values and global in implication.

Prize winners may be nominated by anyone, anywhere and are ultimately selected by a secret ballot of a jury composed of accomplished global leaders.

Each prize winner receives $50,000—made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation—and engagement with a network of leaders committed to moving our societies from what they are to what they could be


1. Nominate

The nomination process is open with the early deadline on April 12th. Everyone, other than jury members, is invited to nominate a great leader; to do so, simply fill out this form as completely as possible. There is no advantage to submitting multiple nominations for the same person and nominators are limited to two each.

2. Jury

An international jury reviews the nominations during the summer and selects the people who, in their judgment, best exemplify the types of leaders needed today.

3. Celebrate

The winners will be notified in October, and invited to a celebration and exploration of global leadership in November, where they will join past laureates, jury members and other global leaders.

Examples of Previous Winners

Thuli Madonsela

Social Justice, Democracy and Good Governance in South Africa

Credit: Elliasongloballeadership

Thuli Nomkhosi Madonsela is the former Public Protector of South Africa and Chairperson of the African Ombudsman Research Centre in Durban, South Africa. Since Advocate Madonsela took office, the Public Protector as a constitutional institution has tackled tough questions on administrative law and justice, good governance and executive ethics. She is also one of the drafters of South Africa’s post-apartheid Constitution. Thuli has spoken truth to power under extraordinary conditions where the powerful apparatus of the State as well as the governing party have attempted to undermine the rule of law. Advocate Madonsela’s investigation into what is known as the Nkandla scandal won a groundbreaking victory in the Constitutional Court, which held the President accountable for paying back the taxpayer money he spent on upgrading his personal home. Thuli Madonsela is part of the 2016 class of Tällberg Global Leaders.

To see more past leaders and nominate an inspirational leader, see here.