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Taking Leadership To New Heights In Africa Through the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), the US is investing in the next generation of African leaders to improve leadership skills and strengthen entrepreneurship in the continent. By Jenny Nyawira

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ngagement with young African leaders is a major focus of the United States commitment in Africa. The country has accelerated outreach to young Africans and developed programs to train and support aspiring business and civic leaders.

EDGE Magazine

January 2016

One such program is the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), whose objective is investing in Africa’s next generation of leaders. It is a flagship program of the President of the United States, Barack Obama.

Just recently, the first lot of young African trainees graduated from the YALI East

Africa’s Regional Center located in Kenyatta University. The center was launched by President Obama during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) held in Kenya. The 78 trainees were delighted to celebrate the end of the 12 weeks thorough training in improved leadership skills and

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Edge Magazine January 2016  

Edge is Kenya's premier business and lifestyle magazine specifically for business leaders, management executives, entrepreneurs and young an...

Edge Magazine January 2016  

Edge is Kenya's premier business and lifestyle magazine specifically for business leaders, management executives, entrepreneurs and young an...

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