Apply Now: YALI RLC SA Emerging Leaders Programme 2023 – Online Cohort 18

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Apply Now: YALI RLC SA Emerging Leaders Programme 2023 – Online Cohort 18

Apply Now: YALI RLC SA Emerging Leaders Programme 2023 – Online Cohort 18

The YALI RLC SA Emerging Leaders Programme 2023 – Online Cohort 18 is now accepting applications. The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a hallmark initiative to invest in Africa’s future generation of leaders. The University of South Africa hosts the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa (RLC SA) at the Graduate School of Business Leadership in Midrand, South Africa.

The RLC SA seeks to develop critical thinkers capable of solving complex, multidisciplinary challenges, as well as to cultivate entrepreneurial and innovative thinking and to promote cross-border dialogue and multicultural collaboration. The RLC SA helps young African leaders develop their talents by providing core training in modern African challenges as well as specialized training in three main areas: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management.

YALI RLC SA 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.

YALI RLC SA Emerging Leaders Programme Eligibility

The program is open to young African leaders who meet the listed criteria:

  • Age (18-35)
  • English language proficiency
  • Portuguese for the Portuguese language program
  • A commitment to positively impact Africa, their own countries as well as communities.
  • Commitment to serve the development agenda of the African continent.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and interest in Public Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Civic Leadership
  • Young leaders from the following countries are eligible to participate in the programme – Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The programme encourages application from:

  • 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

YALI RLC SA Emerging Leaders Programme Application

The Online cohort 18 is online and will run from 26 June 2023 to 13 August 2023).

Apply here

For more information, visit YALI RLC SA.

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