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USAID Calls for Applications for Regional Leadership Training Centers for YALI

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The United States Agency for International Development is calling for partnerships from private sector through the submission of concept notes for the establishment of regional leadership training centers for the President Barak Obama Young Africans Leaders Initiative (YALI).

YALI was initiated by President Barak Obama to train the next generation of African leaders who will use an entrepreneurial approach powered by innovation to navigate Africa towards effective democracy and development.

The specific objectives of the partnership program are – to support establishment of YALI Regional Leadership Centers that would offer gender-sensitive short-term leadership training and connect young African leaders between the ages of 18-35 with each other and the world. Approximate budget for the establishment of five YALI Regional Leadership Centers is $12 million.

Eligibility Criteria –

  • Eligible partners are the private sector organizations which include (but not limited to) African and multinational corporations, financial institutions, chambers of commerce, industry associations, foundations, entrepreneurs, investors and other private sector organizations.
  • The applicant must incorporate the expertise, experience and resources of academia (including African and USuniversities and training academies, as well as executive training or similar organizations) and of a broad range of civil society organizations and initiatives, including US and non-US governmental organizations.
  • Preferred physical locations for the Centers include South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Mozambique, andKenya. Concept papers can be submitted for work that is conducted within one or more of these sub-regions to support one or more centers.

Deadline: 1 July 2014

For additional information, kindly visit  grants.gov and search for funding opportunity RFA-OAA-14-000037. Click ‘Full Announcement’ and download relevant documents.

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