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YALI Network

The YALI Network

The YALI Network

The digital YALI Network was established as a public diplomacy tool to help the United States expand beyond the reach of in-person exchange programs.  The Network shares online policy-based information by reaching, engaging, and mobilizing more diverse and wider audiences than traditional messaging alone.  The Network’s public engagement campaigns promote U.S. policy goals in Africa, such as good governance, gender equality, women’s empowerment, and entrepreneurship to help young African leaders develop the skills and connections they need to become a positive force for change in their communities.   Explore this page to learn more about the YALI Network and all the ways you can be involved.

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    Get Involved with the YALI Network

    Free Online Courses and Videos

    Do you want to learn what you can do to promote human rights or protect 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? As part of the YALI Network, you have access to over 25 Online Courses and Video Vignette Series that cover a range of important issues.

    Both the Online Courses and Video Vignette Series include both video and written components to suit varying bandwidths. The Online Courses also include discussion guides to spark conversations, quizzes to test your knowledge, and an opportunity to earn a YALI Network Certificate. Take your first Online Course or watch your first Video Vignette Series today.

    YALI Network Podcasts and Blogs

    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 – by reading one of the blog posts or podcasts.

    There are hundreds of blog posts and podcasts 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.

    Online Conversations

    You can connect with other young African leaders across the YALI Network social media platforms. Follow the YALI Network on Facebook and Twitter to meet other members and join the conversation.

    YALI Network Initiatives

    Throughout the year, YALI Network members come together to address important issues across the continent. Through these initiatives, you can join other YALI Network members in raising awareness and taking actions on issues that matter to you.