We are creating next generation African Leaders...

Established  since 2016

The Young Political Leadership School Africa (YPLS Africa) is a political organizing, leadership development and campaign training program for emerging young African leaders established in April 2016 by Naymote Partners for Democratic Development. The overarching goal of the program is to contribute to the formation of a new generation of leaders that would transform Africa with the following objectives:


  • To increase the knowledge and skills among young people in planning, organizing, and implementing political events; 

  • Increase the number of young people stepping forward to seek political offices at different levels of the governance structures; 

  • Increase knowledge among young people to strategize the mobilization of other young people to support their peers during political campaign processes and to increase the representation of young people in elected bodies across Africa.


The program convenes young politicians and youth activists with a passion for supporting good governance, policy advocacy, fostering transparency in government, and mobilizing their communities to ensure that government officials are accountable to the people. The YPLS Africa challenge, inspires, motivate and spark new insights for participants to become transformational and/or servant leaders in their generation. 


At the YPLS Africa, participants are afforded the opportunity to meet, network and learn from honored and exceptional leaders as speakers and facilitators from around the World and network with like-minded peers to acquire the skills they need to play an active role in the political and governance processes in their respective countries. The YPLS Africa is a great platform to democratically transform the African continent and improve democratic governance through well experienced, accountable, accessible and responsive young African leaders.


Since April 2016, five hundred and five (505) young politicians and activists have participated in the YPLS Africa program and completed six (6) cohort, they are playing active roles in the political processes of their countries.

Every year, the YPLS Africa program welcome a cohort of 100 emerging African leaders (18-35 years) who are interested in public service, shared leadership, policy advocacy, entrepreneurship, communication, political campaigning and community organizing, etc. to Monrovia, Liberia. Indeed, we are grooming a generation of servant leaders in Africa and amplifying the voice and leadership of diverse emerging African leaders.

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