AFRICAN YOUNG LEADERS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

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Programme Start Date

15/09/2022

Program Length

2 Months

Location

Europe - Malta

Mode

Online & Residential

Program Cost

$1505

Note: Program cost includes accommodation in Malta, course fees, graduation, all trainings, accreditation, internship, certification, study tours, cultural exchange, visa application and dedicated support from YGLN. 

Our Mission

The African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme is aimed at providing participants/delegates with career-based learning experiences that involves a real-world work environment experience collaborating with our European partners to deliver this project.

Our Goal

Our GOAL is to nurture and train young aspiring entrepreneurs, established entrepreneurs, aspiring women leaders, aspiring diplomats, aspiring political leaders and student leaders to become responsible, innovative changemakers capable of transforming societies. 

ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME

The African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme (an initiative of The YGL Network) in collaboration with our European partners is geared towards preparing future world leaders for their roles on the global stage to advance peace, social economic development, provides solutions to societal challenges, raise innovative young leaders, and help fight corruption.
The African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme is aimed at providing participants/delegates with career-based learning experiences that involves a real-world work environment experience.
The African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme provide participants with intensive training, mentorship, networking sessions, series of workshops, interactive simulations, group projects, study tour, internships, career coaching advice and seminar series with invited Guests, who share their practical experiences in each focus areas and want to help the next generation of young aspiring leaders succeed.

This productive scheme/initiative will equip delegates in their specialised chosen areas at the end of the programme.
Diplomacy, politics, leadership & entrepreneurship mentoring usually involves two people- a mentor who is more experienced in an area of politics, leadership or entrepreneurship who mentors a mentee who is typically but not always a young leaders or young entrepreneur but an aspiring leader or entrepreneur.
Mentors provide information, ideas about their roles or business and support for mentees but the exact nature of support can vary.
Participants as part of this programme will be assigned or develop a LIVE project in their focus areas which will mark the end of their training.
Young Global Leaders Network will also organize study tours for participants supported by our partners in Asia and Europe. We believe in productive exchange and networking programmes.

OUR DELIVERY MODE & FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME BENEFITS

This will be a 2-month programme and will be run both online and face to face in Malta, Europe with study tours, accredited internship and mentorship forming part of it. The face to face part of the programme will take place in Malta (in Europe) for 6 weeks.
Teaching and learning will take place at the premises of Malta Leadership Institute in Malta and conducted by experts and lecturers at the Malta Leadership Institute.

As part of the Programme Benefits, You will;

Value of Fellowship: 

Program Participation Fee

As this programme is organised by YGLN, we charge a fee. Participation/Programme fee includes Accredited certificate of studies, mentorship, workshop/webinar, networking sessions, accredited internship, certified young leader certification, accommodation for 1 month in Malta, teaching and learning, etc. 

Full fee – $1505

To be Eligible, you will need to answer the essay questions in the application form to the best of your ability. 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Anyone between the ages of 18 and 40
  • National of an African Union member state
  • Passionate about leadership and/or solving societal problems
  • Ability to commit to the programme for duration of the programme
  • Must be an entrepreneur or aspiring entrepreneur, aspiring politician or diplomat, politician or diplomat, aspiring woman leader or woman leader or a professional, activist, social entrepreneurs or student.   
  • Ability to speak and write English. 
  • The participants need to have at least finished their post-secondary school.
    In the English system (as this would vary in every African country), it would be equivalent to A-Level standard including SSSCE, WASSCE, etc.
    However, we can accept mature participants at a lower level:
    a. those who have equivalent to ‘O’ Level standard but have 5 years of experience and these can follow the accredited courses and take the certification
    b. those who have equivalent to ‘O’ Level standard or lower with no experience, however, these will only take a certificate of attendance, and they do not need to sit for the assessments. 

Please take note that, you will be asked to provide evidence of your qualifications at a later stage. 

Training & Mentoring Career Focus Programmes

Participants will select two specialized courses and undertake internship.

The Young Emerging Diplomat & Politician Course

This course is based on three pillars: International Relations, foreign and parliamentary affairs, and diplomacy, forming the core of the curriculum. The programme prepares and develops graduates for a career in government, politics, international relations, and parliament.

Start time:

Each year

Course Length:

8 weeks

Mentorship, Study tour & Internship session:

Once a year for all participants

Online:

Preparatory and Introductory sessions

Location:

Face to Face in Malta, Europe

The Young Emerging Entrepreneur Course

This course, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Innovation, is a natural fit for students, managers, aspiring entrepreneurs, etc who are interested in creating their entrepreneurial business. We aim to infuse entrepreneurial culture across multiple disciplines with a wide range of skill set for our learners.

Start time:

Each year

Course Length:

8 weeks

Mentorship, Study tour & Internship session:

Once a year for all participants

Online:

Preparatory and Introductory sessions

Location:

Face to Face in Malta, Europe

The Young Aspiring Project Manager Course

Over the years, project management has become an important part of today’s society. It includes applying various processes, approaches, knowledge, skills, and experience to achieve specific project objectives per the accepted criteria and parameters.

Start time:

Each year

Course Length:

8 weeks

Mentorship, Study tour & Internship session:

Once a year for all participants

Online:

Preparatory and Introductory sessions

Location:

Face to Face in Malta, Europe

The Young Emerging Woman Leader/Advocate Course

This course is designed to expose women to challenges or barriers that women must overcome to succeed at their workplaces, pursue and succeed in their leadership ambitions. Aside exposing these challenges, the programme prepares women to better understand these challenges and helps participants address these challenges.

Start time:

Each year

Course Length:

8 weeks

Mentorship, Study tour & Internship session:

Once a year for all participants

Online:

Preparatory and Introductory sessions

Location:

Face to Face in Malta, Europe

The Young Emerging Trade Specialist Course

This Programme exposes participants to the global trade environment & monetary links, cultural factors in international buying and selling, international marketing and sourcing, financial risk management, planning and implementing a transportation strategy, fundamentals of incoterms®, price and costing strategies and documentation and customs in international trade.

Start time:

Each year

Course Length:

8 weeks

Mentorship, Study tour & Internship session:

Once a year for all participants

Online:

Preparatory and Introductory sessions

Location:

Face to Face in Malta, Europe

Why Choose Us?

Why You Should Enrol on This Programme

More than 100 students or participants have undertaken this programme at least once and participants or students either work in some of the world’s most prestigious and/or good universities. 

All courses will be accredited at Malta Qualification Framework (MQF)/ European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 5. 

Participants can decide to take all Programme courses to earn an accredited European Diploma at an extra cost. 

Opportunity to gain international travelling exposure.

Become YGLN Certified Young Leader after the programme and receive a certificate. This will illustrate your knowledge, understanding and practical experience in leadership.

Participants will benefit from the below -