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.

The Emerging Leaders Program will teach young African leaders about modern leadership over a period of 17 weeks. The program will be broken down into four phases – a 5 week coursework phase delivered in-person in Ghana, or online and the remaining 12 weeks (back home) distributed equally among a mentorship program, internship or community service, and a report writing period.

Focusing on the 5 week coursework phase, it will entail three core courses (Leadership and Accountability, Ethics, and Contemporary issues affecting Africa) and one elective course selected from a sample of three courses covering three themes, namely Entrepreneurship, Public Policy and Management, and Civil Society Management.

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Candidates wishing to apply must be…..

From the following countries:
– Nigeria
– Ghana
– Ivory Coast
– Liberia
– Burkina Faso
– Togo
– Sierra Leone
– The Gambia

Interested in the following segment areas:
– Entrepreneurial
– Public Service Management
– Civil Society Leadership

Of the following key characteristics:
– Must be 18-35 years of age
– African citizen
– No criminal record
– Ability to read and write in English
– Must have a valid international passport to travel

How to Apply

Interested applicants should follow this link below to apply

Click here to apply

Application Deadline: September 7th 2015

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