2015 Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) West Africa Regional Programme, Accra Ghana (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline : ONGOING
Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) – A President Obama and USAID youth initiative.USAID and the Accra RLC are enthusiastic about establishing a regional leadership center to provide the tools, opportunities and leadership skills tailored to empowering young African leaders in entrepreneurship, public sector management and civic society. The Accra RLC partners’ resources will allow many exceptional young emerging leaders access to peer networks, entrepreneurship support services, and innovative technology solutions.YALI is committed to achieving the objectives of the Accra Regional Leadership Center that will lead to a long-term sustainable impact in youth development in Sub-Saharan Africa.yaliwestafrica-2015Candidates wishing to apply must be…..From the following countries:
– Nigeria
– Ghana
– Ivory Coast
– Liberia
– Burkina Faso
– Togo
– Sierra Leone
– The GambiaInterested in the following segment areas:
– Entrepreneurial
– Public Service Management
– Civic SocietyOf the following key characteristics:
– Must be 18-35 years of age
– African citizen
– No criminal record
– Ability to read and write in English


  • First session (July – October)
  • Second session (November – February)
  • Third session (March – June)
If you believe you fit the above characteristics and are from the above mentioned countries, YALI encourage you to apply below for YALI’s Accra RLC.Application deadline 12th June 2015 at 12 mid-night (GMT)
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  1. This is the opportunity i have been particularly optimistic about… Its here!!! and i would grab it! West Africa;here i come!!!!

  2. Hello
    my colleagues i am really interested but i got the information lately. but it is really a grate achievement for the region. and hope their are lot of opporturneties ahead

  3. Thanks a lot to YALI for the 2015 youth programs. When we are going to be inform about the second phase of the training? Yes this was the program I really wanted to have been part of. Let God bless the leadership of YALI for selecting me to be part of the second interview list.

  4. Comment: I would like to be part of this training. It is a good initiative for west Africa. I am a student of Njala University Bo campus Sierra Leone.Program. Bsc Social work.

  5. I have done my application and Yali promise to contact me at mid september uptill now i have not receive anything from them.I will to know when are they contacting me.

  6. It’s a good opportunity & hope I get selected so as to come back to my country sierra leone and share with my young people the knowledge and experience from other participants from other countries

  7. i will be most grateful and honoured to YALI if they will be fair and Firm to select me to part of the program.
    This is the opportunity that i am expecting as a Generational thinker.

  8. Am 36 years old.i want to know if am eligible to participate or if there’s any other information concern program within my age range.

  9. comment
    I like good innovatives most especially when the area entrepreneurship is mentioned.so please yali innovators help get the program so i can improve my business ideas.

  10. Comment:Great this is good for us all. Capacity building is one of the biggest challenge in Africa. Please let us put our good head together and improve the living standard of our people.
    God bless the founders of this initiatives.


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