Call for Applications: Online Sessions 16 and 17 of the YALI Regional Leadership Center

Deadline: 22-Mar-23

Applications are now open for the Online Sessions 16 and 17 of the YALI Regional Leadership Center – Dakar.

With support from USAID and The MasterCard Foundation, the Center Africain d’Etudes Sup√©rieures en Gestion (CESAG) and its main partners (the Synapse Center and the West African Research Center) have set up the Regional Center for Leadership (CRL) which offers future leaders from 25 African countries skills, tools and opportunities to help them realize their dreams, and thus shape the future of the continent.

The YALI DAKAR Regional Leadership Center (CRL) housed within the African Center for Higher Studies in Management (CESAG) offers two types of training in the following 3 areas:
Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership and Public Management. It is :the hybrid training which takes place over 5 weeks with 2 weeks of online training followed by 3 weeks of face-to-face training in Dakar.
Dakar.Distance training which takes place over 8 weeks entirely online and asynchronously.

Eligibility Criteria
The project targets young people between the ages of 18 and 35 with leadership potential. The following items are mandatory to be admitted to the application process:Be able to read and write in French;be a citizen and resident of one of the following 25 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Gabon, Republic Of Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Islands Mauritius, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Republic Of Congo, Sao Tome Et Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Chad And Togo;

Have a valid passport or identity document;Be willing to follow the 8 weeks of online courses and participate in distance learning activities;Be willing to follow the 2 weeks of online courses, participate in the activities and travel to Dakar for a duration of 3 weeks for the hybrid training;Have access to the internet and to an IT tool (computer or tablet) to follow the online training phases (both in hybrid training and in distance training);Be willing to put the skills and training received in the field of leadership at the service of his country and / or his community after the program.

Public Management program
A bearer of a project or project idea in the public sector (project bringing change);A civil servant, a state contractor, a private sector employee or a decentralized administration agent;

Civic Leadership (or civic engagement) programA project leader in civic engagement;A leader of a youth club, association, non-profit organization, NGO or civil society organization;A social entrepreneur;
Business & Entrepreneurship programA business project leader;An entrepreneur or business manager;
Selection Criteria for the YALI DAKAR program

Sensitivity to culture, diversity and inclusion;
A positive attitude;
Proof of an unfailing motivation for the positive transformation of Africa whatever his level of studies, professional background, origin or status.


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