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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.
YALIProfessionals is designed with your professional development in mind. There are resources for you no matter where you are in your professional journey.