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African Leadership West Africa (ALIWA) Youth Leadership Program

The Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA) Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) was developed to cater to a younger audience. It is a transformative development program for young adults aged 21 to 32.

The curriculum is intended to increase young critical consciousness about personal, social, and civic responsibility by improving their understanding of moral and effective leadership, what defines a Good Society, and their position as key stakeholders in it.

Participants are challenged to think more critically and deeply about their values and ideas, and those that make the Good Society. The program equips them with the knowledge and skills to build their leadership capabilities towards achieving greater societal impact. On completion, participants emerge from the program with a new perspective of the demand on their leadership as they confront the challenges facing the West Africa region, and indeed the difficult choices of our ever-changing world.

The broad objectives of the program are to:

How will it run?

The program session is a virtual program designed to run for six (6) calendar months. Each cohort will convene a dynamic group of participants for lively, intensive roundtable discussions in moderated seminars combined with opportunities to take action.

The program is designed to include:


Become a partner
If you / your organization are equally passionate about investing in the youth and are committed to raising the next generation of values-based and ethical leaders, we invite you to partner with us!

Please send an email titled  “Partner” to [email protected]

How to apply?

Individuals may be nominated by ALIWA Fellows, ALIWA’s funders, and partner organizations by completing and submitting details of their nominee.

Alternatively, for further inquiries, please send an email titled “AYLP 2024” to [email protected]

Individuals may also be nominated by ALIWA Fellows, ALIWA’s funders and partner organizations by contacting the ALIWA Secretariat.

Deadline: 30th November 2023

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