Applications Open for The Emerging Leaders Program 2015-2016
Deadline: September 8, 2015 | Views: 42
Location: Accra, Ghana
Type: Fully Funded
Date: November 2015- March 2016
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
The Emerging Leaders Program will teach young African leaders about modern leadership over a period of 17 weeks. The program will be broken down into four phases – a 5 week coursework phase delivered in-person in Ghana, or online and the remaining 12 weeks (back home) distributed equally among a mentorship program, internship or community service, and a report writing period.
Focusing on the 5 week coursework phase, it will entail three core courses (Leadership and Accountability, Ethics, and Contemporary issues affecting Africa) and one elective course selected from a sample of three courses covering three themes, namely Entrepreneurship, Public Policy and Management, and Civil Society Management.
The program will be hosted by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) with seasoned lecturers from USA and across Africa.
- Between the ages of 18 and 35
- must be able to read and write in English
- must have a valid passport
- Must be from these countries: Sierra Leone Ghana Nigeria Togo Ivory coast Gambia Burkina Faso Liberia.
All costs covered including:
- A return ticket to the applicant’s country
- Accommodation for the entire period
- A stipend is also available
To apply for this program, you need to complete the online application form.