ABOUT THE INITIATIVE
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. Former 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 Sub-Saharan Africa. The program is managed and hosted by the US Department of State
One the Leaders finish their course of Study in the US and contribute to the local economy there, they go back and contribute to their local communities back in Africa
Multiple Amercian initiatives and companies have joined hands with YALI
VKF is helping mentor a few YALI Members who are in Uganda,Burundi & in Kenya.
Website : https://yali.state.gov/