Call for Applications: FELLOWSHIPS YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program Cohort 47

Selection for participation in Cohort 47 (Online) of the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa, Accra will be conducted as a merit-based, open competition. All eligible applications will be reviewed by a selection panel and shortlisted. Shortlisted applicants 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:

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

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 YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa targets 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.

  • country and/or community after the program.

Reasons to Apply to the YALI Accra RLC

  • At the end of the program, 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.

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.

YALI RLC WA Emerging Leaders Program Benefits

The program offers:

  • In-Person/Online Training: 7 weeks of intense training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, and Public Management.
  • Networking Opportunities: Conferences and events planned by either the Alumni or the Center.
  • Mentorship: A mutually beneficial relationship between a Mentor and participant where time, talent, skills, and knowledge are shared.
  • Collaboration: Opportunities to collaborate across cohorts, countries, and sectors on projects of similar interest.

Deadline: January 26, 2024

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