YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Program 2018 (Cohort 25, 26 & 27)

YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Program 2018 (Cohort 25, 26 & 27)

Deadline: February 19, 2018

Applications are open for Cohort 25. 26 and 27 of the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Program. The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is looking for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 from Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda who are ready to embrace leadership and work hard to transform their countries.

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by former 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.

Tracks

Selected participants will engage in leadership training across three tracks of study:

  1. Business and Entrepreneurship,
  2. Civic Leadership, and
  3. Public Management

They will engage in a 4-week residential format with a focus on individual and team leadership skills, innovation, creative learning, and communication. The program’s emphasis is on interactive and experiential learning which fosters each participant’s ability to contribute both individually and in teams.

Benefits

If you are selected to participate in the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa program, all of the following expenses will be covered by the program:

  • Visa to Kenya (if required);
  • Round-trip travel from your country of citizenship* to Nairobi, Kenya;
  • Transportation to/from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to/from the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa for all non-Kenyan participants;
  • For Kenyans, transportation to/from the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa will be provided for from your location of residence;
  • Customized academic and leadership course;
  • Accident and sickness benefit plan;
  • Housing and meals; and
  • Stipend to cover miscellaneous costs when in Nairobi.

Eligibility

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 not living outside of the 14 coverage countries listed above;
  • Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya, and
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

Selection Criteria

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.

Application

Are you interested in growing your skills in business & entrepreneurship? Apply to YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa by Feb 19 to master business principles, create contacts and confidence.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit YALI RLC East Africa.

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