The U.S. Embassy is happy to share with you information about the Young African Leaders Initiative and encourage interested individuals to apply. On his recent visit to South Africa U.S. President Barack Obama announced a new phase of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – the Washington Fellowship. This new program is for young professionals ages 25-35 and offers a 6 week leadership program on the campus of a U.S. university, followed by a one week presidential summit in Washington, DC. The program will take place in June/July 2014.
More program details can be found online at: http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/
While applications are not yet available, interested individuals may sign up at http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/ to receive an e-mail when the application is ready in early December. We anticipate the application period will close in late January. The application process will be entirely online.
Please share this message widely among potential applicants.
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For questions about the YALI program or application process, please feel free to contact U.S. Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer E.J. Monster at MonsterEJ@state.gov or Tel +27 (0) 12 431 4213.