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Young African Leaders

A unique programme in the heart of Europe for African policy experts

"We equip young African experts with the vision and world-class skills to accelerate Africa’s systemic change"

Mehari Taddele Maru

YALP Academic Coordinator

Join us in Florence

Get ready for exchanges with African and European leaders, skills development and visits to European capitals. Become part of the YALP network

How to apply

A life-changing experience

Mwathi Kitonga and Hamid Khalafallah, Young African Leaders at the School of Transnational Governance in 2021, explain how being part of the leadership programme has impacted their careers.

Africa Answers

The Africa Answers video series by the EUI School of Transnational Governance features the fellows of the Young African Leaders Programme. Interviewed by their peer Silindile Mlilo, the fellows discuss key issues concerning the development of the African continent and propose solutions to these challenges. The fellows cover topics in their area of expertise, including climate and environment, gender, migration, peace and conflict, economics and more.



The Young African Leaders Programme allows policy experts from across Africa to develop their work and skills

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The three-month in-residence programme in Florence also takes fellows beyond Italy

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Outreach activities are organised in the African regions, involving the YALP community

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After programme completion, our fellows join the world-wide STG alumni network

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Meet the YALP fellows

Discover the three cohorts of Young African Leaders:

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