Young African Leaders Initiative-East Africa Regional Leadership Program 2016 (fully funded)


The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is looking for young men and women between 18-35 from Burundi, Central African republic, Congo, DRC, Djibouti, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan who are ready to embrace leadership and work hard to transform their countries.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.


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 following 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,
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Are eligible to receive any necessary visa to Kenya, and
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English


If you are selected to participate in the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa program, all of the following expenses will be covered by the program:

  • Visa to Kenya (if required);
  • Round-trip travel from your country of citizenship* to Nairobi, Kenya;
  • Transportation to/from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to/from the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa for all non-Kenyan participants;
  • For Kenyans, transportation to/from the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa will be provided for from your location of residence;
  • Customized academic and leadership course;
  • Accident and sickness benefit plan;
  • Housing and meals; and
  • Stipend to cover miscellaneous costs when in Nairobi.

Visit the official website of this opportunity for more information and to apply. Click on the link below:


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