President Obama at K.U in November 2014

Opportunity: YALI Regional Leadership Center

Are you ready to embrace your inner leadership and change your community?
If so,  apply for the 7th cohort of the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa. Cohort 7 applications will be open until 5:00pm  Monday January 25th, 2016. Cohort 7 will run from April 4th, 2016 – June 25th, 2016.

The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya 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.

What is YALI?

indexThe 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.

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

  1. Business and Entrepreneurship : This track caters to the range of emerging or aspiring entrepreneurs who hope to take on leadership roles within the private sector or build their own business ventures on the continent.
  2. Civic Leadership : Oriented to those who are or aspire to be civically engaged and serve the public through non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, or volunteerism.
  3.  Public Management :Tailored to those who work or aspire to work in any level of government (including elected positions), regional organizations such as the African Union or the East Africa Community, international organizations such as the United Nations, or other publicly-minded organizations or think tanks.

The program is in a 12-week format (3 weeks of residential learning on-site at the Center in Nairobi, 8weeks of virtual distance learning via technology from your home country, and a final week on-site at the Center in Nairobi for wrap-up and presentations).

During the program, participants in their chosen track will be required to contribute individually and in teams to an interactive and experiential education course through project-based development and achievement.

The Applications close on 25th January 2016. Apply here.

source: RLC