YALI Nigeria Cohort 3- Applications open

Application is open for YALI Nigeria Cohort 3 from 5th July to 31st July 2017.Do you have great ideas to change your community?

Do you have great ideas to change your community?

Does your business support your society?

Are you a role model to people around you?

Apply for the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center (RLC) Emerging Leaders Program – A President Barak Obama and USAID youth initiative!

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the RLC are enthusiastic about establishing the YALI Emerging Leaders Program to provide the tools, opportunities and leadership skills tailored to empowering young African leaders across West Africa.

The YALI Emerging Leaders Program is seeking to gather a diverse group of leaders who are trying to make Africa better. Emerging leaders take many forms they can rise up in their communities, organizations, schools or businesses. They can be tall or small, loud or quiet, an executive or a community organizer.  Together, leaders drive change.

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 Accra, 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 onsite 5 weeks coursework phase, it will entail three core courses (Leadership and Accountability, Ethics, and Contemporary issues affecting Africa) and one elective track that you select based on your goals, namely Business and Entrepreneurship, Civil Society Leadership and Public Service Management.

Please note there will not be any travel outside of Africa. All selected candidates will be trained at the RLC at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).

Candidates wishing to apply must be…..

From the following countries:

  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Ivory Coast
  • Liberia
  • Burkina Faso
  • Togo
  • Sierra Leone
  • The Gambia
  • Cameroon

Interested in the following sectors:

  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Civil Society Leadership
  • Public Service Management

Of the following key characteristics:

  • Must be 18-35 years of age
  • African citizen
  • No criminal record
  • No educational requirement, however you must be able to read and write in English
  • Must have a valid international passport to travel

If you believe you fit the above characteristics and are from the above-mentioned countries, we encourage you to apply below for the YALI West Africa RLC, then please register now….

Deadline is 31st July, 2017. Apply here: APPLY

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