Africa is rising and Africa is voting. As young leaders, you can show the importance of participating in elections and staying actively engaged in civic life after the polls close, to make your voice heard. Elections are important not just for you and your country, but can have a widespread impact on the political behavior across the the entire continent of Africa.
YALIVotes encourages civic participation through elections and social responsibility. Elections are the fundamental means by which citizens connect to their government and the world. Make your voice heard by voting and staying civically engaged in your community.
Take the Courses
Complete the YALI Network Online Courses below to learn about the importance of election and civic engagement.
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What's the Harm?
A cinematic look inside captivating moments at ethical crossroads. These scenarios find characters in moral dilemmas, behaving in ways that may not seem wrong, but that can have long term unintended consequences for individuals and communities. You can also view the vignettes en Français or em Português.
Educate Your Community
Smart citizens understand that democracies need active, informed, responsible citizens to be healthy. These citizens promote peace and urge their communities to refrain from violence during and after elections. They also encourage their elected leaders and public officials to remain transparent and accountable while in office.
Once you’ve completed the courses and watched the videos above, help ensure your community is made up of ‘Smart Citizens.’ You can share your knowledge and empower others by using the resources below to organize a YALILearns session and educate others in your community.
What's the Harm?
You can lead a YALILearns session using the "What's the Harm?" Video Vignette Series and the Facilitation Guide below.
Responsible Leadership on Transparency and Good Governance
With the YALI Network Online Course, "Responsible Leadership on Transparency and Good Governance" and the Facilitation Guide, you can teach others about the concepts of transparency and its importance in good governance.
Understanding Elections and Civic Responsibility
Citizens have an important role in the electoral process. You can use the YALI Network Online Course, "Understanding Elections and Civic Responsibility" and the Facilitation Guide below to lead a YALILearns session.
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Read More About YALIVotes
Read stories from YALI Network members, find tips, and learn more about the importance of fair elections and civic engagement on the YALI Network Blog.