The YALI Network provides members with invaluable opportunities to connect with other leaders in their community and to learn from experts in their field. Network members have access to unique resources such as online training courses and special events in their area. Already, over 400,000 young African leaders have joined. Explore this page to learn more about the YALI Network and all the ways you can be involved.
Free Online Training
Do you want to learn about actions you can take to address climate change or protecting the rights of women and girls? Are you trying to grow your small business? Do you want to improve your networking skills? Have you struggled with public speaking? Take one of our 15 online training courses created exclusively for YALI Network members.
Each expert-led lesson includes everything you need to hone your skills: video, audio and written components to suit varying bandwidths; discussion guides to spark conversations; and quizzes to test your knowledge. You’ll even have the opportunity to earn a YALI Network Certificate.
Every month, YALI Network members gather on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook for exclusive online events. Called #YALICHATs, these online events connect YALI Network members to each other and to experts in the fields of business, government, management and civil society.
So if you have questions about raising capital for your startup or U.S. foreign policy toward sub-Saharan Africa, join the conversation. Past #YALICHATs have included everyone from the U.S. Secretary of State to an NBA All-Star.
Spotlights and How-to Guides
Every day, YALI Network members do extraordinary things. You can learn more about their achievements – and access practical information to help you achieve your own goals – on the YALI Network blog.
There are more than 300 blog posts on the website with new ones published each week. These posts include everything from interviews with YALI Network members on farming and voter education to how-to guides on starting a business and making the most of your job search.
Want to discuss offline what you’ve learned online? Host a #YALILearnsevent! #YALILearns events can be whatever you want them to be — an opportunity to take a YALI Network Online Course with others, meet people who share your passions, a chance to network with people in your industry, or a way to learn new skills from your peers.
The YALI Network Face2Face group is a platform to help members network with like-minded leaders in their area and organize meetings and events focused on the topics that matter most to them and their community.
Throughout the year, YALI Network members come together to address important issues across the continent. Through these campaigns, you can join other YALI Network members in raising awareness and taking actions,both online and in your communities. The current Network-wide initiatives include:
- #Africa4Her: an initiative to spread awareness and encourage positive action around women and girls issues.
- #YALIGoesGreen: an initiative to spur climate change awareness and action.
- #YALIVotes: an initiative to encourage participation in elections and civic life.
- #YALILearns: an initiative to promote shared learning and collaboration among YALI Network members.