The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) . Launched in 2014, the program brings 500 young leaders aged 25-35 to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training.
Upon completion of the Fellows’ U.S.- based programming, IREX will support and coordinate a range of interconnected Africa- based networking and professional development activities under the USAID- funded Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program.
IREX invites interested local organizations to submit an Expression of Interest statement to partner with IREX in implementing Africa-based activities for the Washington Fellowship Program.
It is anticipated that IREX will select implementing partners in the following locations:
?Pretoria or Johannesburg, South Africa
Each selected local Implementing Partner organization will engage Washington Fellowship alumni in Africa by playing a key role in developing and implementing youth programming.
IREX will provide capacity building support to each Implementing Partner based on needs identified by the Partner and IREX.
IREX will provide subawards to support local partner staffing and associated costs for the implementation of YALI.
IREX intends to renew the grants for up to 4 years if thepartnerships prove effective.
Please submit your complete Expression of Interest form via email to EOIresponse@irex.org no later than May 30, 2014.
Questions regarding this Expression of Interest request can also be sent to this email address for response.