YALI West Africa Emerging Leaders’ Program cohort 40

What They Offer

Business and Entrepreneurship

This track caters to the range of emerging or aspiring entrepreneurs who expect to take on leadership roles within the private sector or build their own business ventures on the continent.

Civil Society Management

This track is oriented to those who are or aspire to be civically engaged and serve the public through non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, or volunteerism.

Public Policy and Management

This track is 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 West Africa Community, international organizations such as the United Nations, or other publicly minded organizations or think tanks

Who Should Apply?

Competition for the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa is merit-based and open to young West African leaders who meet the following criteria:

Are 18 to 35 years of age at the time of application submission,

Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Burkina Faso.

Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Ghana, and

Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

Interested? Apply here.

Application closes 8th of May 2022.

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