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The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the United States’ signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is YALI’s flagship program, bringing African civic, business, and community leaders for academic coursework, leadership training, and networking at U.S. colleges and universities.
The four YALI Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) provide in-person and online training throughout the year in business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership and public management. They also offer opportunities for professional development and networking.
The YALI Network provides free tools and resources to help young African leaders develop the skills and connections they need to become a positive force for change in their communities.
YALIEntrepreneurs is designed to give you the resources needed for your business. Don’t get left behind; move your business forward.