Apply Now For A Chance To Be Part Of The YALI East Africa Program Cohort 38 & 39

Deadline 10th February 2020 at 5:00 pm EAT.

Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) East Africa Program is NOW receiving applications from interested candidates for cohort 38 and 39.

The application process is only done online. It collects basic information and includes questions regarding the applicant’s profession and academic experience. Additional elements such as a letter of recommendation or university transcripts are optional and may supplement your application.

There are 4 regional leadership centers (Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and South Africa) that serve as regional hubs across the continent. They encourage transformational learning and enhance leadership skills. The YALI regional leadership center East Africa is located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. The center is overseen by Deloitte East Africa and is supported by a growing number of African and international partners.

YALI East Africa is merit-based and is open to young East African leaders who meet the following requirements;

  • Are between the ages of 18-25 years as per the time of application
  • Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries; Burundi, Central Africa Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somali, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
  • Are not U.S citizens or residents of the U.S
  • Are eligible to receive any necessary VISA to Kenya
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English

The selected candidates will receive training based on three fields;

  1. Business and entrepreneurship
  2. Civil leadership
  3. Public Management

The YALI leadership training will take place in a 4-week fully sponsored residential format. It will focus on individual and team leadership skills, innovation, creative learning and communication. The program puts emphasis on interactive and experiential learning which helps participants to contribute both individually and in teams. For more information about the program, visit the YALI RLCEA website.

Click here  to apply.

YALI has been around for a decade now and the impact of the leadership training is felt by every country that has been involved in the training. Great human rights activists have been born such as Shakiib Mustafe Ahmed from Somalia of Cohort 29, Dr. Cedric Patrick Le Grand Ouanekpone from Central African Republic (CAR) of Cohort 1, and Yesiga Herbert of Cohort 30, a Ugandan Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender (LGBT) activist.

Individuals who have undergone the leadership training have impeccable leadership and entrepreneurship skills. They are a force to reckon with in any society and are doing the most to impact their communities’ lives. The impact stories can be found HERE. They illustrate how YALI is creating individuals who will help grow the African economy. Apply and be a part of Africa’s next generation of transformational leaders.  



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