The Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). 500 of Africa’s most innovative young entrepreneurs and leaders aged 25-35 were chosen from a pool of 50,000 applicants to attend a six-week institute at premier universities in the United States. The institute concluded in a Washington symposium hosted by the President with all 500 fellows in attendance. The University of Texas at Austin was one of only 20 universities chosen by Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to host the inaugural year of the fellowship.
The UT Global Initiative (UTGI) collaborated with the International Office by hosting a weekly Leadership Seminar Series for the fellows. The program theme for the group was “Business and Entrepreneurship.” UTGI selected talented faculty and staff to present the Leadership Seminars, which focused on leadership techniques, project management skills, and overcoming challenges in entrepreneurship.
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