Apply now for the YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Cohort 46 Accra 2023. The selection for participation in Cohort 46 will be conducted as a merit-based, open competition.
The United States government launched the Young African Leaders Initiative to invest in the next generation of African leaders who will shape the future of business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management. The program will teach young Africans about leadership for seventeen (17) weeks.
Eligibility and Requirements of the YALI RLC
- Applicants must be 18 to 35 years of age.
- Applicants must be citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, São Tomé, the island nation of Cape Verde, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, the island of Saint Helena, Sierra Leone, and Principe and Togo.
- Applicants must not be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
- Applicants are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Ghana.
- Applicants should be proficient in reading, writing, listening, and speaking English.
What You Stand to Gain from the YALI RLC
Selected applicants will have all of the following expenses covered:
- Visa to Accra (if required)
- The YALI RLC will provide a round-trip from your country of citizenship* to Accra, Ghana.
- Provision of transportation to/from Kotoka International Airport to/from the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa.
- Selected Ghanaian applicants will receive transportation to/from the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa.
- Selected applicants from Accra will be provided residence.
- Selected applicants will receive customized leadership courses.
- Selected applicants will be given an accident and sickness benefit plan during the course.
- Housing and meals will be provided for selected applicants.
All eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel and shortlisted.
The application deadline is on the 5th of October, 2023.
For more information, visit the official webpage of YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders.