President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

USAID invests $38 Million in New YALI centers to support young emerging leaders in Africa.

President’s Young African Leaders Initiative

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) invested $38 million toward four regional Leadership Centers that aims to train thousands of Africa’s emerging leaders and foster connections, creativity, and collaboration in sectors critical to Africa’s growth and development. The Centers will focus on engaging leaders between the ages of 18 and 35 from a variety of backgrounds and a diversity of experience, providing accessible leadership training, incubating organizations and entrepreneurship, and supporting professional connections among African leaders. Based in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa, each center will be run as a public-private partnership, capitalizing on the ingenuity and dynamism of the private sector and the programmatic and educational resources of USAID. Ten private sector partners and foundations have joined USAID in supporting the effort.


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Key Information

LocationCentral Africa, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Senegal
  • Start Date 2010
ValueUSD 38 Million