In this chat, Under Secretary Stengel @Stengel along with Assistant Secretary Evan Ryan @ECA_AS and me @Macon44 will personally answer your questions and lead a discussion about the Young African Leaders Initiative on Twitter @YALNetwork
Here are the simple steps to join the chat today:
1. Follow @YALNetwork for your questions and our answers here: https://twitter.com/YALNetwork
2. Use your Twitter account to ask questions. Make sure to include #YALICHAT in your tweet so they can find your questions and respond to you.
3. Connect with others participating in the conversation here:
Help build YALN by encouraging your friends to join today’s chat and our official Network: http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov/contact/
Hope to catch up with you today at:
14:30-15:30 West Africa Time (WAT)
15:30-16:30 Central Africa (CAT) and South Africa Standard Time (SAST)
18:30-19:30 Eastern Africa Time (EAT)
If you can’t join us from 1330 – 1430 UTC, remember: this is just the first of many chats that YALN will be hosting for you.
The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity, and strengthening democratic institutions.
Leaders will attend U.S. universities for training in one of three areas: public management and administration; business and entrepreneurship; and civic leadership. Training in each of these sectors will focus on the skills young African leaders need to run better ministries, start and grow businesses, and serve their communities. The initiative will grow to 1000 young leaders each year. Washington Fellows will spend six weeks at top American universities and colleges that will provide tailored training in the sectors above, leveraging top faculty, cutting-edge curricula, and local opportunities to impart practical professional and leadership training.