ABOUT THE APPLICATION

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Young Political Leadership School Africa Cohort 9 Registration is officially closed

WE ARE CREATING THE NEXT- GENERATION OF CHARACTER-DRIVEN
AFRICAN LEADERS.

The Young Political Leadership School Africa (YPLS-Africa) is a program that contributes to the formation of a new generation of character-driven political and socially active leaders that would be accountable, responsive, and accessible to the needs and interests of their citizens and help to shape the future of their respective countries in the positive direction. Over the course of one year, fellows engage in a series of theoretical and interactive exercises to develop their knowledge and skills to play greater leadership roles in political affairs.
 
The program includes the following: One-week Professional Development Training: Fellows participate in a week-long training to enhance their skills in Leadership, Elections, and Governance (LEG).

Practicum (Leadership and Civic Engagement Events): Fellows participate in three-month civic engagement events in their respective countries or communities, and host policy debates and town hall meetings with stakeholders on electoral reform or campaign management.
 

Fellows also participate in grassroots campaign events during electoral periods in their countries

·Mentorship and Internship: Fellows are placed at strategic national institutions to enhance their capacity and to learn by doing. They are supported to engage in various community organizing events and professional programs during the period of additional three months, mostly for female fellows based in Liberia.

 

YPLS-Africa draws members of its cohort from across the region, not just Liberia. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.