Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program for Young Africans 2023

Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program for Young Africans 2023

The Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program brings together people from more than 38 African countries for a cultural exchange and training program in the United States. This program is meant to give talented, hard-working, and highly motivated African PAYLP Alumni the chance to spend three weeks in the United States between February and March 2023 taking part in an intensive leadership training and development program.

Participants will be welcomed and given an overview of the program at a short orientation conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This will be followed by a two-week community leadership program in one of three U.S. cities. During this part of the program, participants will learn how to be leaders and have opportunities to network, volunteer, and learn about other cultures. At the end of the program, participants will present their Community Action Plans at a forum in Washington, DC. When the program is over, participants will be able to apply for funding to put their Community Action Plan into action. The PAYLP All-Stars for this year will work on the following skills:

  • Training people to be leaders
  • Skills in talking to people and negotiating
  • Building peace and resolving conflicts
  • Helping the community
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Host: US Government
Category: Training
Eligible Country: Africans
Application Closing Date: October 1, 2022

Eligibility Criteria

Participants for this programme must:

  • Be an adult mentor or youth participant alumni from any in-person or virtual PAYLP cohort 2013-2022.
  • Be at least 18 years or older by the start of the program, on February 18, 2023.
  • Be from one of the eligible countries including Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Rrepublic of Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities in his/her university or community;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service and extracurricular activities;
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an in-person intensive program, community service, and active educational travel program during the exchange, as well as in follow-on activities afterward in their home countries, such as outreach to others in country cohort.
  • Based in home country or show intent to return to support home community.
  • Be in possession of a valid national passport or able to obtain one before January 1, 2023.
  • Be willing and able to obtain a covid vaccination for travel.
  • Strong candidates will be active in the PAYLP network, have completed a successful project supporting their community.
  • Not be employed by the U.S. Embassy.
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Program Benefits

  • Interactive leadership trainings
  • Conflict resolution seminars
  • Social entrepreneurship classes
  • Community service opportunities
  • Two weeks of homestay with American host families
  • An overview of U.S history and institutions
  • Exciting cultural activities
  • A lifelong PAYLP alumni network

Application Process for the 2023 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program

Interested applicants are to check the official website for the proper Application procedures. Visit the official announcement page for more details. To start your application, Click the apply now button below.

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