2015 YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program Cohort 3, Nairobi Kenya (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: September 15 2015

Cohort 3 application dates are from September 1 – 15, 2015, and the cohort starts on November 16 2015 – February 6 2016.

Who is the next generation of Africa’s business, public and civic leaders? YOU ARE!
The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is looking for young men and women who are ready to embrace leadership, working hard to achieve their goals as well as to make an impact on their countries. Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 from Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are encouraged to apply to the program.
The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is a diverse and dynamic learning environment that will provide the training, networking, business and entrepreneurial skills to enhance your ability to lead.

 

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Who Should Apply?

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.

Study Tracks:

  • Business and Entrepreneurship:

This track caters to the range of emerging or aspiring entrepreneurs who expect to take on leadership roles within the private sector or build their own business ventures on the continent.

• Civic Leadership:
This track is oriented to those who are or aspire to be civically engaged and serve the public through non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, or volunteerism.
• Public Management:
This track is tailored to those who work or aspire to work in any level of government (including elected positions), regional organizations such as the African Union or
the East Africa Community, international organizations such as the United Nations, or other publicly-minded organizations or think tanks

Selection Criteria

Selection for participation in the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa will be conducted as a merit-based, open competition. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semi-finalists will then be interviewed before a final selection is made and an invitation to join the program is issued.

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications:

  • A demonstrated leadership in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • Active engagement in public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude.
  • A demonstrated knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the sector/track selected, and
  • A commitment to apply leadership skills and training to benefit your country and/or community after the program.

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Apply Now for the 2015 YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program Cohort 3

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the  YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Program

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