YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program 2023

This is to inform the public about the 2023 YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program Cohorts 52, 53 & 54 for young Leaders in East & Central Africa. Details about the Program are given below.

YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program

About YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program 2023

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the U.S. Government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. With more than 60% of its population below the age of 35, Africa is quickly becoming home to the world’s largest number of young people, which raises several questions about the future of Africa.

Program Details

As part of their learning, participants collaborate to address a challenge posed by an organization involved in each of the three thematic areas (Business & Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership and Public Management). Working together, each group of 5-6 participants from different countries must utilize the tools and knowledge they glean during the program and apply them to the Design Challenge process, a human-centered approach
to innovation.

The Design Challenge is meant to encourage participants to work jointly to overcome technical problems, communication barriers, and issues related to diversity to create a meaningful and relevant solution that is presented to the sponsoring organization during Week 4.

Organizations benefit from the process when they choose to actively implement the solutions and strategies that are presented by the winning team.

YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program Eligibility

Competition for the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is merit-based and open to young East African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Are 18 to 35 years of age at the time of application submission,
  • Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Burundi, Central African Republic. Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda,
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya, and
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 5 May 2023.

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