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The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa


Deadline : December 9, 2022


Apply for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Regional Leadership Center East Africa 2022. The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya serves 14 countries in East and Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic. Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda. The Center is overseen by Deloitte East Africa and is supported by a growing number of African and international partners.

Selected participants will engage in leadership training across three tracks of study: (1) Business and Entrepreneurship, (2) Civic Leadership, and (3) Public Management in a 4-week residential format with a focus on individual and team leadership skills, innovation, creative learning, and communication.

The program’s emphasis is on interactive and experiential learning which fosters each participant’s ability to contribute both individually and in teams.

Benefits

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits.

  • Selected participants will engage in leadership training across three tracks of study: (1) Business and Entrepreneurship, (2) Civic Leadership, and (3) Public Management in a 4-week residential format with a focus on individual and team leadership skills, innovation, creative learning, and communication.
  • The program’s emphasis is on interactive and experiential learning which fosters each participant’s ability to contribute both individually and in teams

Eligibility

To be eligible, you need to fulfill the following 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:

  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years at the time of application.
  • You must be a citizen and resident of one of the participating eligible countries
  • Applicants must be eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya.
  • You must demonstrate proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

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, and
  • Uganda.

Application

The selection for participation in the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa will be conducted as a merit-based, open competition. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Chosen semi-finalists will then be interviewed before a final selection is made and an invitation to join the program is issued.

Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications:

  • The applicant’s demonstrated leadership in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • Your active engagement in public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • Demonstration of the ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  • Evidence of knowledge, interest, and professional experience in the sector/track selected, and
  • A proven commitment to apply leadership skills and training to benefit your country and/or community after the program.
  • Practical Strong social and communication skills.
  • Demonstration of energetic, positive attitude.

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