YALI Southern Africa Regional Leadership Program 2023 (Cohort 21 Hybrid) for young Africans


Application Deadline: December 18, 2022

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.


• 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 21 is hybrid, consisting of both online (13 March – 26 March 2023) and in-resident (10 April – 30 April 2023)  

Application for Cohort 21 Programme is open until the 18th of December 2022 (23:59 South Africa Standard Time).

Apply Now for the YALI Southern Africa Regional Leadership Program 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the YALI Southern Africa Regional Leadership Program 2023


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