YALI RLC Southern Africa Emerging Leaders Program – Cohort 23 & Online Cohort 19

Application Deadline: 11 November 2023

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) is hosted by the University of South Africa at the Graduate School of Business Leadership in Midrand, South Africa. The RLC SA aims to create critical thinkers who can solve complex, multidisciplinary problems; foster entrepreneurial and innovative thinking, and encourage cross-border communication and multicultural collaboration. The RLC SA develops the skills of young African leaders by providing core training in contemporary African issues, as well as specialized training in three key areas: Business and Entrepreneurship; Civic Leadership, and Public Management.

Eligibility Requirements

• Age (18-35)
• Demonstrated commitment to positively impact their communities, countries, and the African continent
• Proven experience and track record in Public Management, Business, Entrepreneurship, or Civic Leadership
• Citizenship of: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.
• Ability to commit to a two-weeks online and three-weeks residential programme
• English language proficiency

• Rural based and economically disadvantaged young leaders
• Young leaders with disabilities
• Women
• People who are HIV positive or who are living with AIDS
• Individuals that represent and advocate for the rights of LGBTIQ communities across the region
• Other minority groups
• English language proficiency

The cohort 23 is hybrid, consisting of both online (11 Mar – 22 Mar 2024) and in-resident (08 Apr – 26 Apr 2024) & Online Cohort 19 is fully online (26 Feb – 12 Apr 2024)

Application for Cohort 23 Programme and Online Cohort 19 Programme is open until 11 November 2023 (23:59 South Africa Standard Time).

For assistance contact:
+27 11 652 0317/0354 | [email protected]

Apply Now for the YALI RLC Southern Africa Emerging Leaders Program

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Visit the Official Webpage of the YALI RLC Southern Africa Emerging Leaders Program – Cohort 23 & Online Cohort 19


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