Job offers for creativity and community service have been extended to five Young African Leaders Initiative participants in the United States.
After two days of the sixth annual National Conference of YALI Network, with the subject “Beyond Limits: Innovation for Sustainable Development,” the members received the offers.In order to promote cooperation and advance sustainable development throughout the country, the event brought together over 400 young Nigerian leaders from 36 Nigerian States, according to a statement released by the US Embassy in Abuja on Monday.
The leaders ranged in age from 18 to 35.Through programmes like YALI, the US government has continuously shown that it is dedicated to fostering the potential of young African leaders who are bringing about constructive change in their communities.
Julia McKay, the Public Diplomacy Officer for the US Embassy, emphasised the ways in which the US government assists youth in pursuing the common objective of creating inclusive communities and sustainable economies in Nigeria.
According to McKay, research indicates that countries that achieve gender parity and inclusion also tend to have greater rates of literacy, less violence, and faster economic growth and development.”Our efforts and programmes, such as YALI Stands for All, the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs, and the Tech Women and Tech Girls exchange programmes, demonstrate our dedication to diversity.
And these are but a few instances of how we collaborate with our Nigerian allies to further our shared objectives and concerns.”We will keep offering programmes like the YALI Network to give young Nigerians the connections and abilities they need to promote change in their communities.
“The 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship application season begins on August 15 and ends on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, according to the U.S. Embassy.All Nigerians between the ages of 25 and 35 who are enthusiastic about development and positive change in their communities are eligible for the fellowship.