Dear WP member,
Do you want to take your interest in leadership to the next level? The YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) East Africa (based in Nairobi) is now accepting applications for Cohorts 8 and 9. The cohorts will take place May 30 – August 19, 2016 and July 4 – September 23, 2016, respectively, and the deadline for applications is Monday, March 21, 17:00 EAT.
For more information or to submit an application, please go to:https://www.yalieastafrica.org/ and click on Apply Now. You will be directed to a platform where you will first need to register yourself as a user. Once you complete a profile, you will receive an email confirming your registration and then you will be able to proceed to login and start completing the application.
The application system will allow you to login and logout of your account as you complete the application. After you successfully submit your application, you will receive a confirmation to the email you used for registration. The application process is competitive, and if selected for an interview, you will be notified via email. What is the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa?
The 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 YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, is an opportunity for young African leaders to engage in innovative leadership training across three tracks of study:
• Business and Entrepreneurship
• Civic Leadership
• Public Management
The 12-week course includes three weeks residential learning on-site at the Center at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, eight weeks of virtual distance learning via technology from home countries, and a final capstone week on-site at the Center in Nairobi.
The RLC in East Africa serves participants from 14 countries: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo and Central Africa Republic.
For those selected to participate, there is no cost. All travel, materials, lodging for the residential program, etc. are funded through the Center by our generous partners including USAID and the MasterCard Foundation. All personal incidentals such as passport fees, supplementary meals, entertainment, etc. will be at the expense of the participant.
The YALI RLC East Africa is managed by Deloitte, supported by a consortium of local and international partners, and hosted by Kenyatta University. Please note that the first three weeks of the program and the final 12th week are residential (based on campus in Nairobi) and require a commitment to attend all sessions.