U.S. Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan hosted a reception at her residence on September 30, 2014 to provide Congo-Brazzaville YALI alumni the opportunity to present goals of their newly-created “YALI-Congo Association”. YALI-Congo Association is composed of young Congolese community leaders, business people, and youth civic engagement activists who have demonstrated their skills and interest in promoting peace, business success and democracy in the Republic of Congo. Civil society, business and local government partners, including the Minister of Youth Anatole Collinet Makosso, attended. In her remarks, Ambassador Sullivan stressed the importance of tapping into youth talent and dynamism and including young people in the socio-economic development process. In addition, the visiting Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, David Gilmour, highlighted the role the YALI program plays in accordance with President Obama’s Africa policy and youth empowerment for the development of the continent.
The 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders application runs from October 7-November 5, 2014.
Go to the following links to apply and become a member of the “YALI-Congo Association” upon attending the program: www.youngafricanleaders.state.gov or https://www.irex.org/project/mandela-washington-fellowship-young-african-leaders. You can also post your questions and comments on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/USAEmbassy.Brazzaville or on the YALI-Congo Association Facebook page, www.facebook.com/yalicongo