Application for the third cohort of the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) program is now open. The application opened on September 1st and runs until September 15th. This group will be in training from November 16 2015 – February 6 2016.
It is being referred to as the third cohort because it is considered a continuation from the two that have been held in the USA. The first was last year and the second this year where over 500 young people, leading their different lives in politics, governance, entrepreneurship all creating change were part of.
This YALI East Africa program is based at the Kenyatta University and was opened by President Obama during his recent visit to Kenya. The center will serve 14 countries in East and Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. It is overseen by Deloitte East Africa and is supported by a growing number of African and international partners.
Information from the YALI East Africa website indicates that
“selected participants will engage in innovative leadership training across three tracks of study:
(1) Business and Entrepreneurship,
(2) Civic Leadership, and
(3) Public Management
by immersing themselves in a 12-week format (three weeks of residential learning on-site at the Center in Nairobi, eight weeks of virtual distance learning via technology from your home country, and a final week on-site at the Center in Nairobi for wrap-up and presentations). During the program, participants in their chosen track will be required to contribute individually and in teams to an interactive and experiential education course through project-based development and achievement.”
Apply now by visiting here https://www.yalieastafrica.org/