The Government of the U.S. announced the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) as a flagship initiative to engage in the next generation of African leaders. The necessity to participate in cultivating good, outcomes-oriented leaders arises from the stats: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between 10 and 24 years old, and about 60 percent of the overall population of Africa is below 35 years old.
Who is going to motivate these emerging Africans and guide them? Who will determine the future of innovation, political leadership, and public administration? To answer those questions, YALI supports three initiatives to recognize and inspire youth leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, the YALI Network, and now national leadership centers across Africa.
In support of this development, the Accra Regional Leadership Center (RLC) will deliver a groundbreaking and game-changing leadership training program in Africa as part of the United States government initiative, Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).
- Participants will take different forms of leadership preparation to make them for leadership positions in their different activities.
- Participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the programs and become a member of the Yali Alumni.
The qualification requirements for this fellowship are as follows;
- Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age at the time of submission of request.
- Applicants of Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Burkina Faso are eligible.
- Applicant is neither U.S. citizens nor permanent U.S. residents.
- Applicant must be eligible for any required visa to Ghana.
- Applicants are able to read, write, listen and speak English.
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January 19, 2020.