Opportunities for Young Africans to Participate in YALI Programs

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Opportunities for Young Africans to Participate in YALI Programs
by UBRICA ONE - Monday, 19 October 2015, 4:32 PM

Application for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship is open now throughNovember 11. The program will bring 1,000 young Africans ages 25-35 to the U.S. next summer for six weeks of leadership training at U.S. universities. The U.S.-based portion of the program culminates with a summit here in D.C. attended by President Obama. After the academic program and summit, Fellows are able to access opportunities such as professional internship experiences in the U.S. and Africa, mentoring, travel grants to speak at conferences, and regional networking events. The attached flyers and this provide more information.

Additionally, applications are currently open for training at our YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. YALI RLCs provide leadership training and networking opportunities, similar to the Fellowship, but at a regional level, and are open to participants ages 18-35. The RLC East Africa accepts applicants from 14 Central and East African countries. You can find more information about the program and eligibility at yalieastafrica.org.