Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program United States


Meridian implements the U.S. Department of State’s Pan-Africa Youth Leadership Program. The Pan African Youth Leadership Programme is an intensive academic program offered by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)’s Youth Programs Division. Through three-week intensive exchanges in the United States, participants engage in workshops on leadership and service, community site visits related to the program themes and subthemes; interactive training in conflict resolution; presentations; visits to high schools; local cultural activities; and homestays with local American families. A key component of the program is for participants to develop follow-on community-based projects in their home communities to effect positive change after their return home.


Name of Primary Programme
Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program
Programme Start Date
Telephone Number
+ 1 202 667 6800
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Organisation website
Programme Funders
Government, Corporate
Region from which participants are selected
West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
Programme Contact email
Government funding
US Department of State
Region of programme delivery
North America
Country of operation
United States
Corporate funders
The Coca-cola Company, Gallup, Microsoft, Visa, Chevron
Are programmes continuing?
Organisation Name
Meridian | US Department of State

Leadership organisation location

1630 Crescent Pl NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
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About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.