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Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 10 Year Anniversary

To celebrate and commemorate YALI’s ten-year anniversary, the U.S. Department of State in partnership the Wilson Center Africa Program will host a Virtual Summit and Livestream Event in 2021. Check this page for more details.

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Established in 2010, the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the U.S. government’s signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Over the past decade, YALI has grown to include the Mandela Washington Fellowship exchange program, four Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) in Africa, and an extensive digital community called the YALI Network. These programs aim to strengthen democratic institutions and good governance, spur economic growth and prosperity, and foster peace and security in Africa. 

To celebrate and commemorate YALI’s ten-year anniversary, the U.S. Department of State in partnership with the Wilson Center Africa Program will host a Virtual Summit in May 2021 and Livestream Event in August 2021.

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YALI Summit | Ten Plus Ten: YALI and United States Look Back, and Ahead, Together

The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Africa Program, will host the YALI 2021 Summit, an all-virtual event, which will take place from May 24-28, 2021. Please continue to check this page for more information.

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