Michael O. Garvey | June 24, 2015
Twenty-five young African leaders from 19 countries in Africa have arrived at the University of Notre Dame for six weeks of business training and cultural immersion as participants in the Obama administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).
The YALI program was launched in 2010 by President Barack Obama to support young African leaders in spurring economic growth, democratic governance and peace on their continent.
This is the second year that Notre Dame has been among the elite group of colleges and universities chosen by the U.S. Department of State as a host institution for YALI’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program. As part of the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD), the six-week institute is supported by a $150,000 grant from the State Department.
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