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YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 29, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on November 28, 2020

Applications are now open for the Cohort 37 of YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program for emerging or aspiring entrepreneurs.

Reasons to Apply to the YALI
a) At the end of the programs participants will be awarded with certificate and become a member of the Yali Alumni;
b) Participants will be taking through various forms of leadership training to prepare them for leadership role in their various endeavors.

Selection Process and Criteria:
> Selection for participation in the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa will be conducted as a merit-based, open competition;
> All eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semi-finalists will then be interviewed before a final selection is made and an invitation to join the program is issued.

Utilize This Offer

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

Applications close on 29th November 2020.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Nov 02, 2020
Nov 02, 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 attests usually required by calls such this one);
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 proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Don't forget to visit regularly the World Pulse website and:
a) Go to Menu (left upper corner);
b) Click on Explore Topics OR Explore Regions;
c) Type the name of your country in the Search space;
d) Then search for offers thay may 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 stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.

Jill Langhus
Oct 30, 2020
Oct 30, 2020

Thanks, Ana.