Deadline: October 31, 2016
Type: Fully Funded.
Applications are invited for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). The YALI was launched by President of the United States, Barack Obama, as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The program (Cohort 6, 7, 8 and 9) 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 or online and the remaining 12 weeks 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.
Competition for the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa is merit-based and open to young West African leaders who meet the following criteria:
Interested in the following sectors:
The following expenses are covered by the program:
The Program will only cover your transportation costs to and from Ghana if you are residing within one of the countries served by the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa – Accra. If you reside outside of the defined region, YALI will only pay the cost of transportation to/from Accra from your country of citizenship and you will be required to cover any additional costs.
Source –Youth Opportunities