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YOUNG POLITICAL LEADERSHIP SCHOOL AFRICA - YPLSA

The Young Political Leadership School Africa (YPLS Africa), a program that contributes to the formation of a new generation of character-driven political and socially active leaders that would be accountable, responsive, and accessible to the needs and interests of their citizens and help to shape the future of their respective countries in the positive direction. It is part of Naymote Partners for Democratic Development political governance program.

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Leadership Development

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Gender Equality

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Campaign Planning and Election Management

WE ARE CREATING THE NEXT- GENERATION OF CHARACTER-DRIVEN AFRICAN LEADERS

The Young Political Leadership School Africa (YPLS-Africa) is a program that contributes to the formation of a new generation of character-driven political and socially active leaders that would be accountable, responsive, and accessible to the needs and interests of their citizens and help to shape the future of their respective countries in the positive direction. Over the course of one year, fellows engage in a series of theoretical and interactive exercises to develop their knowledge and skills to play greater leadership roles in political affairs.

 

The program includes the following:

  • One-week Professional Development Training: Fellows participate in a week-long training to enhance their skills in planning, organizing, and implementing political campaign events, strengthen their leadership, management, communication, and networking skills, etc.

  • Practicum (Leadership and Civic Engagement Events): Fellows participate in three-month civic engagement events in their respective countries or communities, host policy debates and town hall meetings with stakeholders on electoral reform or campaign management.

 

Fellows also participate in grassroots campaign events during electoral periods in their countries

·       Mentorship and Internship: Fellows are placed at strategic national institutions to enhance their capacity and to learn by doing. They are supported to engage in various community organizing events and professional programs during the period of additional three months, mostly for female fellows based in Liberia.

YPLS-Africa draws members of its cohort from across the region, not just Liberia. 

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Application to Yplsa Cohort 9 is now open to interested applicants and ends July 15, 2022

Over 5+ years, we’ve created a proven strategy that grows leaders.

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730+ Leaders
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10+ African Countries

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YPLSA 2021 SPEAKERS

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Dr. Mohammed Jalloh

Vice President - Republic of Sierra Leone

Our fellows listen to leaders to drive their passion. 

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Over the course of one year, fellows engage in a series of theoretical and interactive exercises designed to develop their knowledge and political leadership skills. Our program includes the following:

 

 One-Week Professional Development Training: Fellows participate in a week-long training to enhance their skills in planning, organizing, and implementing political campaign events, strengthen their leadership, management, communication, and networking skills, etc.

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Political Officer, US Embassy Liberia

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