Tasimba Mhizha expands his knowledge and network through YALI Network Online Courses

Tasimba Mhizha got a tip and a link from a friend saying he should check out the YALI Network Online Courses. After reviewing the list of courses and taking a few that he deemed “relevant to him,” Mhizha says the courses “hooked him in.” They were “bite-sized chunks but very...

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Country of the Week: Namibia

Did you know that Namibia is home to the world’s oldest desert? Geographically vast, Namibia is filled with spectacular natural attractions. As a result, the landscape entices visitors with a thriving ecotourism industry. From lodges and reserves to extreme sports, Namibia welcomes the adventurous spirit within all of us! Apart...

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My #YALILearns — Training Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Rwanda

By Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow With glittering faces, thirsty for knowledge and filled with diverse expectations, over 50 young people from all corners of Rwanda came to attend a #YALILearns training event that YALI Rwanda fellows hosted in Huye, Rwanda. When Ange (another Mandela Washington Fellow) and...

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Advice for a first time #YALILearns facilitator: Follow the curriculum – it’s easier.

From his experience facilitating two #YALILearns events on climate change, Rodney Kimbangu of the Democratic Republic of the Congo learned that the easiest way to present one of the YALI Network Online Courses to an audience is to just follow the curriculum. Of course, you can design a program that...

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No tech, no social media = no problem for #YALILearns

Internet capacity in sub-Saharan Africa is growing, but not very quickly. According to the International Telecommunications Union, many African countries have a low 1 kilobyte of international internet bandwidth per user, and this creates challenges for those who are planning their #YALILearns events and need to access course materials online....

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Planning a training or #YALILearns event? Check out these tips from Marcella Simon.

Members of the YALI Network tuned in to Facebook August 25–26 for a chat with education and training expert Marcella Simon, who answered their questions on training tactics, goals and styles. Many of these tips can also be used to help you plan your own #YALILearns event. In her blog...

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Education is power, says top U.S. diplomat for Africa

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the State Department’s assistant secretary of state for African affairs, has a request to YALI Network members that fits well with the current #YALILearns campaign: take the time to educate your peers. “There is nothing more powerful than education, and you can help,” she told a group of...

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To host a #YALILearns event, you don’t need to be an expert!

For the past two weeks, the YALI Network has called on members to join its #YALILearns initiative as a way of giving back to the community. If you’re interested, first take an online course. You can choose among topics ranging from business and entrepreneurship to climate change to civic leadership....

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