Applications are open for the MINDS Scholarship Programme for Leadership Development 2020. The Programme launched in 2017, brings to realisation MINDS’ vision of developing young leaders who have a continent-wide development mindset and leaders who can facilitate greater cooperation betwe ... read more and apply
The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) is an Africa-wide think tank which provides an inclusive platform for dialogue, information dissemination and networking.
Our programmes are underpinned by rigorous research into all aspects of African Heritage, in order to shape policy and practice on critical issues of governance, integrated economic development and the evolution of African institutions.
Through our programmes we seek to address the short, medium, and long-term developmental challenges facing Africa in a holistic and comprehensive manner.
MINDS’ vision 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.
Based on the above, the mission for MINDS is to provide a forum for dialogue, information dissemination and networking, underpinned by rigorous research on the different elements of African heritage in order to shape policy and practice on governance, economic development and the evolution of African institutions.