Skip to main content

Young African Leaders Initiative: Home

About Young African Leaders Initiative

"The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa."

“YALI & Africa.” Young African Leaders Initiative U.S Department of State. Web. 24 Apr. 2015. <>.

Video: The Mandela Washington Fellowship of Young African Leaders 2014

Fact Sheet

Subject Guide

Esmeralda Kale
(847) 491-7684
Northwestern University Library
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston, Il 60208
Website / Blog Page
Subjects:African Studies