Apply for YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program 2021

Apply for YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program 2021

The YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa is looking for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 35 from Togo, Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Cameroon, and Sierra Leone who are ready to embrace leadership and work hard to transform their countries.

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.


  • At the end of the programs, participants will be awarded certificates and become members of the YALI Alumni
  • Participants will be taken through various forms of leadership training to prepare them for leadership roles in their various endeavors.

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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:

a) Are 18 to 35 years of age at the time of application submission.

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

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

d) Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Ghana, and

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

How to apply:
Interested and qualified Applicants should:

Click here to apply

For more information, visit the Yali West Africa program page

Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The management of the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa - Accra reserves the right to verify all information provided in the application.

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