2015 Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) West Africa

Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) – A President Obama and USAID youth initiative.USAID and the Accra RLC are enthusiastic about establishing a regional leadership center to provide the tools, opportunities and leadership skills tailored to empowering young African leaders in entrepreneurship, public sector management and civic society. The Accra RLC partners’ resources will allow many exceptional young emerging leaders access to peer networks, entrepreneurship support services, and innovative technology solutions.YALI is committed to achieving the objectives of the Accra Regional Leadership Center that will lead to a long-term sustainable impact in youth development in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Candidates wishing to apply must be from the following countries:

Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Togo, Sierra Leone, and The Gambia


Interested in the following segment areas:

Business and Entrepreneurship

This track caters to the range of emerging or aspiring entrepreneurs who expect to take on leadership roles within the private sector or build their own business ventures on the continent.

Civic Leadership

This track is oriented to those who are or aspire to be civically engaged and serve the public through non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, or volunteerism.

Public Management

This track is tailored to those who work or aspire to work in any level of government (including elected positions), regional organizations such as the African Union or the West Africa Community, international organizations such as the United Nations, or other publicly minded organizations or think tanks

– Must be 18-35 years of age

– African citizen

– No criminal record

– Ability to read and write in English

How to Apply

If you are interested in this programme, you can apply by visit the link below:

Application deadline 12th June 2015 at 12 mid-night (GMT)

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