YALICHAT is on Again on Monday April 7th Don’t Miss It!

In the News,’ hot from press’ is YALIchat on tweeter April 7th in the morning hours for those in the U.S and 1300UTC. Don’t miss it!.. YALI is the President Obama’s Washington Fellowship; the new flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Beginning this year, the program will bring more than 500 young African leaders to the United States each year for training in public management and administration; business and entrepreneurship; and civic leadership. Training in each of these sectors will focus on the skills young African leaders need to run better ministries, start and grow businesses, and serve their communities.
Dear dinnah walton,

Wow. The results of last week’s YALICHAT exceeded our wildest expectations. Over 8,000 people participated! We are thrilled to announce that we will host another online discussion about social entrepreneurship on Monday, April 7th 1300UTC. You can learn more about that here:


It’s become clear that this network of young African leaders has incredible potential. While the Washington Fellowship exchange program will welcome 500 young leaders this summer, there is no limit now to how much the network can grow and benefit each of you.

YALI is about more than the opportunity to study in the United States. The greatest resources available to you as a young leader in Africa are your peers – motivated men and women who share passion and an understanding of how to get things done. My favorite point of the #YALICHAT was seeing interactions between participants – questions were answered, encouragement given, and connections made.

As a YALN members from Zimbabwe put it:

“I have connected with members of YALN, sharing ideas on possible projects we can work on together and supporting their projects. We are networking with a number of YALN members to bring positive change by adopting projects and working on them together.”

So please join next Monday, April 7th at 1300UTC to talk about social entrepreneurship throughout Africa. And stay tuned for even more resources and opportunities coming your way. Until then, I encourage you to keep connecting and strengthen your network one relationship at a time.


Macon Phillips
Coordinator, Bureau of International Information Programs
U.S. Department of State