Fellowships

YALI Africa Training Program 2021 for Young African Leaders (Cohort 1)

Deadline: June 16, 2021

Applications for the YALI Africa Training Program 2021 – Cohort One are now open. For the first time ever, the four Regional Leadership Centers, under YALI Africa, are coming together to deliver a continental-wide training program, effectively bringing young people from the 49 Sub-Saharan African countries together under one venue for learning.

YALI Africa will provide core training in contemporary African issues, as well as specialized training in three tracks of study: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public Management. The inaugural cohort will take place online from August 23 – October 15, 2021.

About YALI Africa

YALI Africa (YA) is a catalyst for transformational learning and leadership for youth in Africa; a robust program delivered using holistic, interactive, simulations and mentorship approaches.

YA is a continental umbrella organization comprised of four Regional Leadership Centers (RLC’s). The four RLCs, located at African institutions of higher education in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, offer both in-person and online training. The RLCs are open to young leaders between the ages of 18-35 and serve as a place for regional collaboration driven by these young leaders who all have one agenda…to make an impact that matters in their communities.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be between 18-35 years old;
  • Show demonstrated commitment to positively impact their communities, countries, and the African continent;
  • Proven experience and track record in Public Management, Business and Entrepreneurship, or Civic Leadership;
  • Citizen of: Sub Saharan Africa;
  • Ability to commit to an 8 – week online program.

The Program Encourages Applications From:

  • Individuals that represent and advocate for the rights of sexual minorities
  • Rural based and economically disadvantaged young leaders
  • People who are HIV positive or who are living with AIDS
  • Young leaders with disabilities
  • English language proficiency
  • Other minority groups
  • Women

Application

There is no fees required to apply or participate in this program. The deadline for application is June 16, 2021.

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For more information, visit YALI.