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Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) - Regional Leadership Center (RLC) West Africa Emerging Leaders Program: Ghana Onsite Cohort 16

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 10, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on January 18, 2020
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) logo
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) logo

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States government 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.

The YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa is merit-based and open to young West African leaders who are:
1) 18 to 35 years of age at the time of application submission;
2) citizens and residents of Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia, Burkina Faso.
3) not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.;
4) eligible to receive any necessary visa to Ghana;
5) proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

The Emerging Leaders Program will teach young African leaders about modern leadership over a period of 17 weeks.

Utilize This Offer

The YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa is looking for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 who are ready to embrace leadership and work hard to transform their countries.

Application deadline: 19 January 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 10, 2020
Jan 10, 2020

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and then use its filters (right upper corner) to find what may really suit you;
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests; yes, tell these storiies too... - they will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Jan 11, 2020
Jan 11, 2020

Thanks, Ana!

Jan 12, 2020
Jan 12, 2020

Thanks Jill for your concern and info I'll apply. Am grateful.