YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program 2023

The YALIA RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program 2023 Call for Applications will open soon. The program is hosted by the management of the YALI Regional Leadership Center, West Africa – Accra. Young emerging leaders in the region are encouraged to apply.

The call for applications is open to everyone. Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Program sponsor(s): YALIA Regional Leadership Center

Program to be hosted: YALI Regional Leadership Center – Accra

Program type:: Leadership Program

Basic Qualification: Emerging leaders from all backgrounds

Locks: Not mentioned.

Nationality: West Africans

Also check: African Narrative Research Fellowship Program

Eligibility criteria | YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program

Competition for the YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa is merit-based and open to young West African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • be 18 to 35 years old at the time of submission of the application,
  • Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Burkina Faso.
  • Are not US citizens or permanent residents of the US
  • Are eligible to receive the necessary visa for Ghana, and
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, listening and speaking English.

Selection criteria

  • Demonstrated leadership in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • Active involvement in public or community service, volunteering or mentorship.
  • The ability to work together in diverse groups and to respect the opinions of others.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, interest and professional experience in the selected sector/track, and
  • A commitment to apply leadership skills and training to the benefit of your country and/or community after the program.

Program benefits

The YALI RLC West Africa Emerging Leaders Program offers:

  1. Business and Entrepreneurship
  2. Civil society management and
  3. Public Policy and Management


  • At the end of the programs, participants will receive a certificate and become a member of the Yali Alumni
  • Participants will undergo various forms of leadership training to prepare them for leadership roles in their various endeavors.

See: West African Research Center Travel Grant for Scholars and Graduate Students

Application procedures

How to apply: Applications for this program are all made online, click here to start the application if you are eligible (the link may be inactive until the application window opens, if so, come back).

Application Deadline: Needs to be updated

Visit the official website for more information

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