YALI Southern Africa Regional Leadership Program For Young Leaders 2023

RLC SA collaborated with Power Africa to build the leadership skills of young women active in Africa’s energy sector. The training joined the RLC SA’s expertise in developing leadership skills of young Africans with Power Africa’s expertise in the energy sector. The RLC SA has begun to replicate this success by approaching the private sector, and public sector organizations as potential customers. This led to the development and delivery of a successful pilot program for the Education sector in partnership with the Trevor Noah Foundation. For the sector specific trainings, the participants immerse themselves in a 4-week in-person study in Pretoria. Currently the pre-selected sectors for expansion include programs such as the African Youth in Agricultural Leadership, and Young Leaders in the Water Sector programs.


  • In-Person/Online Training

7 weeks of intense training in Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership and Public Management.

  • Networking Opportunities

Conferences and events planned by either the Alumni or the Center.

  • Mentorship

A mutually beneficial relationship between a Mentor and participant where time, talent, skills, and knowledge are shared.

  • Collaboration

Opportunities to collaborate across cohort, country, and sector on projects of similar interest

To meet the ideals of the RLC SA, the programme aims to:

  • Create critical thinkers
  • Solve complex and multidisciplinary problems
  • Foster entrepreneurial thinking
  • Innovative use of information, knowledge, and opportunities
  • Encourage communication and multicultural collaboration

Create awareness of contemporary African issues

The program encourages applications from

  • Rural based and economically disadvantaged young leaders
  • Young leaders with disabilities
  • Women
  • People who are HIV positive or who are living with AIDS
  • Individuals that represent and advocate for the rights of LGBTIQ communities across the region
  • Other minority groups
  • English language proficiency



The program is open to young African leaders who meet the listed criteria:

  • Age (18-35)
  • English language proficiency
  • Portuguese for our Portuguese language program
  • A commitment to positively impact Africa, their own countries as well as communities.
  • Commitment to serve the development agenda of the African continent.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and interest in Public Management, Entrepreneurship Development and Civic Leadership
  • Young leaders from the following countries are eligible to participate in the programme – Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Application Deadline

April 28, 2023

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