Are you a young leader eager to make a difference in your community? The opportunity of a lifetime awaits you with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) East Africa Regional Leadership Program. Whether you prefer a residential or fully online experience, Cohorts 55 and 56 are calling for aspiring leaders from East and Central Africa to apply and unlock their potential.

About YALI

Initiated by former U.S. President Barack Obama, YALI is committed to nurturing the next generation of African leaders. With a significant portion of Africa’s population under 35, investing in leadership development is crucial for driving positive change across the continent.

Program Details

  • Tracks of Study: Participants will delve into three key areas: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public Management.
  • Residential Format: Cohort 55 offers a four-week immersive experience focusing on leadership skills, innovation, and effective communication.
  • Fully Online Option: Cohort 56 provides the same comprehensive curriculum in a flexible online format, allowing participants to engage from anywhere.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the program, applicants must:

  • Be between 18 and 35 years old.
  • Hold citizenship and residency in 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.
  • Not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Be eligible to obtain a visa for Kenya.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English language skills.

Application Deadline and Link

The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2024. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this transformative leadership journey. Apply now through the provided link: APPLICATION LINK

Seize the Opportunity

Join a network of young leaders dedicated to driving positive change across East and Central Africa. Through interactive learning and collaboration, YALI equips participants with the skills and knowledge needed to make a lasting impact in their communities.

Unlock Your Potential with YALI

Invest in your leadership journey today and become a catalyst for change in your region. Apply now and embark on a transformative experience that will shape your future and empower you to lead with purpose.


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