The United States Embassy has opened applications for the 2017 YALI (Young African Leaders Initiative) Mandela Washington Fellowship for interested candidates.
The six-week academic and leadership development programme was introduced by President Barack Obama in 2014. Fellows from 49 African countries are placed in a US university to develop their skills, abilities and networks to return home and contribute to their communities positively.
We're looking for young leaders between 25 and 35 who have a proven record of leadership and a commitment to return to Africa and help their communities.— Jason Green, US Consulate General
The fellowship consists of three tracks, which are as follows:
- business and entrepreneurship
- civic leadership
- public management
Visit www.yali.state.gov for more information and apply before the closing date of October 26, 2016.
Listen to the interview below:
They can get the right networking, the right contacts, learn new skills to put them just over the edge to make their businesses and organisations that much more successful and impactful.— Jason Green, US Consulate General