Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) United States


Name of Primary Programme
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)
Numbers of programme participants annually
501 - 1000
Telephone Number - alternate
+1 202 628 8188
Programme Name (additional)
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Region from which participants are selected
West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, South West Africa, South East Africa, Southern Africa
Organisation website
Programme Type
Leadership Development Programme
Region of programme delivery
Sub-Saharan Africa, North America
Programme Contact email
Programme Funders
Are programmes continuing?
Country of operation
United States
Government funding
US Department of State
Telephone Number
+1 202 628 8188
Organisation Name
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
Programme Start Date

Leadership organisation location

1275 K St NW, 1275 K St NW #600, Washington, DC 20005, 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.