Updated: Feb 2
Day 2 of the Young Political Leadership School Africa semester six went well, sessions were exciting and educative, and facilitators were knowledgeable. We have cross section of 75 smart and inspiring young leaders actively participating in the training from across 8 countries.
The sessions were facilitated by Dr. Toga Gayewea MCintosh, Former Foreign Minister of Liberia, Republic of Liberia, Mr. Alieu F. Nyei, Former Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance, Development and Planning, Republic of Liberia, Mr. Saah Charles N’Tow, Former Minister of Youth and Sports, R.L. amongst others.
Participants learned about Leadership and Governance in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges, Resource Mobilization and Management of Political Campaign, Leadership Styles and Skills: What Makes a Good Leader? Walking the Talk. Participants also gained a deeper understanding about the Legal Framework of Elections Administration: Standards and Principles of Election Administration, the Case of Liberia.
Most interestingly, a panel discussion was held on the theme: “Youth and Politics: Struggle for Political Leadership in Africa”, the discussion was focused on drawing lessons learned from Young Political Leaders in the ECOWAS Region; accessing opportunities, challenges and way forward. Panelists included: Mariam Alhasan from Ghana, Dr. Akpen Terese Shadrach from Nigeria, Oseh John from Sierra Leone, Kabore W. Arnaud from Burkina Faso, Kla Gosso Olivier from Cote d’lvoire and Ivan Jones from Liberia.
YPLS Africa semester v1 is definitely going cool. The overarching goal of the YPLS Africa is to contribute to the formation of a new generation of leaders that would transform Africa.