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YOUNG POLITICAL LEADERSHIP SCHOOL AFRICA - YPLSA

Empowering Leaders to Ignite Change 

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Leadership 

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Election

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Governance 

YPLSA 2023 FELLOW SPOTLIGHT

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 planning, organizing, and implementing political campaign events, strengthen their leadership, management, communication, and networking skills, etc.

 

Practicum (Post Training Act): Fellows engage in a number of post-training activities in their respective countries and communities, including hosting policy dialogue, debates, town hall meetings with stakeholders, radio programs to promote democracy and good governance, civic education in schools and communities, and online engagements. 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. Mostly for female fellows based in Liberia.

YPLS-Africa draws members of its cohort from across the region, not just Liberia.

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We're thrilled to announce that applications for Cohort 11 are now closed, and we've received submissions from an impressive 24 countries!

Over 6+ years, we’ve created a proven strategy that grows leaders.

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1,000+ Leaders
trained

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10+ African Countries

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100 Alumni
Internship

YPLSA 2023 SPEAKERS

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Keynote Speaker

H.E. Urban Sjostrom

Ambassador of Sweden to Liberia and Sierra Leone

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Madam Comfort Lamptey

Country Representative

UN Women Liberia 

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H.E. Josephine Nkrumah

ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, Republic of Liberia

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Mr. Hamzat B. Lawal

ANTI-CORRUPTION ACTIVIST

Founder of Follow the Money

Chief Executive of Connected Development (CODE)

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Ms. Omolara T. Balogun,

Head, Policy Influencing and Advocacy Unit West Africa Civil Society Institute, (WACSI)

Accra, Ghana

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Alphia Faith Kemokai

Program Manager, YPLS Africa

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Dr. Mohammed Jalloh

Vice President - Republic of Sierra Leone

Our fellows listen to leaders to drive their passion. 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Over the course of one year, fellows engage in a series of theoretical and interactive exercises designed to develop their knowledge and political leadership skills. Our program includes the following:

 

 One-Week Professional Development Training: Fellows participate in a week-long training to enhance their skills in planning, organizing, and implementing political campaign events, strengthen their leadership, management, communication, and networking skills, etc.

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Grant  Msterson

 Liberia Country Director

Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA). 

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