Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI RLC SA) Leadership Programme for Africans

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) is hosted by the University of South Africa at the Graduate School of Business Leadership in Midrand, South Africa. The RLC SA aims to create critical thinkers who can solve complex, multidisciplinary problems; foster entrepreneurial and innovative thinking, and encourage cross-border communication and multicultural collaboration. The RLC SA develops the skills of young African leaders by providing core training in contemporary African issues, as well as specialized training in three key areas: Business and Entrepreneurship; Civic Leadership, and Public Management.

Organizer: UNISA SBL
Category: Training
Eligible Country: Africans
Application Closing Date:  28 April 2023

Eligibility Criteria

• Age (18-35)
• Demonstrated commitment to positively impact their communities, countries, and the African continent
• Proven experience and track record in Public Management, Business, Entrepreneurship, or Civic Leadership
• Citizenship of: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, or Zimbabwe.
• Ability to commit to a seven-weeks online training programme
• English language proficiency

• Rural based and economically disadvantaged young leaders
• Young leaders with disabilities
• Women
• People who are HIV positive or who are living with AIDS
• Individuals that represent and advocate for the rights of LGBTIQ communities across the region
• Other minority groups

Programme Benefits

  • 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 cohort, country, and sector on projects of similar interest.

    How to Apply

    Interested applicants must read the full details about the program before proceeding to the application page. Check the official announcement page for more details about the application process. 

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