The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (WFFYAL) is a new flagship program for Africa’s most promising young leaders.
“The Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly one in three Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.”
Would you like to…
- Interact with President Obama at a presidential summit in Washington DC
- Participate in a 6 week leadership and mentoring program at a US institution
- Meet with US government, civic and business leaders
- Access exceptional internship and apprenticeship opportunities.
- Join a continent wide network
Who is eligible to apply?
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Competition for the Washington Fellowship is merit-based and open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:
- Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered;
- Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S;
- Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa;
- Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12:00 MIDNIGHT EASTERN STANDARD TIME MONDAY JANUARY 27, 2014
For more please go to: Young African Leaders