YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Programme 2016: Identifying & Empowering Young Leaders

Deadline: 17 May 2016

The Young African Leaders Center is currently inviting African Leaders for its YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa Programme 2016. YALI promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network, and now the establishment of Regional Leadership Centers across Africa.

Tracks of Study

  • Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Civic Leadership
  • Public Management


  • Participants immerse themselves in a 12-week format (three weeks of residential learning on-site at the Center in Nairobi.
  • Eight weeks of virtual distance learning via technology from your home country, and a final week on-site at the Center in Nairobi for wrap-up and presentations).

Eligibility Criteria

Competition for the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is merit-based and open to young East 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 eligible countries (mentioned below).
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya.
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries:

Burundi, Central African Republic. Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.

For more information, please visit Africa Programme 2016.

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