2016 YALI RLC Fellowships for Southern Africans (Fully Funded)

2016 YALI RLC Fellowships for Southern Africans (Fully Funded)

Deadline: February 26, 2016

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. The objectives of the RLC SA is:

  • To provide the platform and tools to empower dynamic young Africans;
  • To awaken their innate leadership potential for the benefit of Africa and its global partners.

The RLC SA will develop the young African leaders in Business and Entrepreneurship Development; Civic Leadership; and Public Management and Governance through a hybrid of innovative and complimentary approaches that include contact sessions; online mentoring; online self-paced tuition; industry placements and experiential learning.


The fellowship is fully funded – travel, feeding, and accommodation cost are covered.


  • Participants should be between 18-35 years;
  • They should be proficient in English language. Portuguese speaking participants will be accommodated in the Mozambique Hub at UEM;
  • They should be committed to positively impact Africa, their own countries as well as communities;
  • They should demonstrate leadership capabilities and interest in Public Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Civic Leadership;
  • They should be committed to serve the development agenda of the African continent;
  • Young leaders from the following countries are eligible to participate in the programme: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Please note that participants from Tanzania and the DRC are eligible to apply in the YALI RLC Southern Africa.

Application Process

Register by creating an account.

For more information, visit YALI RLC.