YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program – Current Cohort Registration

YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program – Current Cohort Registration

YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program – Current Cohort Registration

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 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.

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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.

Selection Process and Criteria

The selection process for participation in the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa will be merit-based and transparent. A selection panel will assess all qualified applications. Semi-finalists will then be interviewed before a final selection and invitation to join the program is made.

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.

Reasons to Apply to the YALI Accra RLC

  • At the end of the program participants will be awarded with 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 Programme 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 cohort, country, and sector on projects of similar interest.

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