All tagged YALI

The First Mandela Washington Fellowship Conference Reunites Fellows In Accra

The first Mandela Washington Fellowship Conference was held in Accra recently and the event brought together a great number of young leaders from 21 West African countries. The conference was organised to bring together the young leaders of YALI (Young African Leaders Intiative) to enable them to share their expertise and engage on issues which they have defined as critical for the future of Africa. 

The first day's session, saw prominent leaders such as U.S Ambassador to Ghana, Gene A. Cretz, Deputy Minister of Education Honourable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and Patrick Awuah Jr, Founder of Ashesi University, Ghana.

Launch of YALI Regional Leadership Centers in Africa.

The MasterCard Foundation today announced a $10million commitment and support towards The Obama administration's initiative Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). YALI was birthed in 2010 to support young African leaders as they work hard to spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. This commitment is being made over the next 5 years to help YALI reach nearly 10,000 young men and women in Africa. Exciting news!

The Woman in Tech; Ethel Cofie Gives Insights On YALI and Why Matrix is Her Favorite Movie.

I first met Ethel Cofie during one of the #TechRepublic meetups at Republic Bar & Grill. We didn't speak much that night but the second time we did. Here was a woman who had some deep insights on technology and business strategy, and as she went on and on about how online payments and banks in Ghana could do a better job than they are now, I knew one of these days I had to feature her, then she told me about being selected as a candidate for YALI. That did it.