2021 ALIWA Youth Leadership Program for Nigerians


Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA) Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) 2021 for Nigerians

This is a program sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy, Abuja.

About the Program

This partnership between Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA) and the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Abuja, seeks to build leadership capacity, promote active citizenship and mobilize grassroot impact by youths at community and state levels in Nigeria.

The  ALIWA Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) is a transformative 9-month leadership development program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to build their leadership capabilities towards achieving greater societal impact, targeted at Nigerians between the ages of 20 – 30,

Participants are challenged to think more critically and deeply about their values and ideas, and those that make the good society.

Highly thought-provoking and practical, we expect participants to emerge from this program with new perspectives as they confront the difficult challenges and choices of our country.

How will it run?

The program session is a virtual program designed to run for nine (9) calendar months. Each cohort will convene a dynamic group of participants for lively, intensive roundtable discussions in moderated seminars combined with opportunities to take action.

The program is structured into 3 parts:

An introductory three (3) months with moderated seminars by ALIWA Fellows

A three (3) month break for practical application of learnings and skills. Participants will be supervised and paired with mentors, assigned further readings and also embark on individual or group projects.

ALIWA Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) Eligibility?

• Young adults (ages between 20 to 30) at the time of nomination

• Demonstrated potential for leadership and a personal commitment to serve within their communities

• Ability to engage on complex and diverse text

• Open to applicants from Nigeria

• Be ready to commit the time and effort to the program curriculum

• Applicants are to complete and submit this form, along with the following application

requirements, latest by 7th November 2021:

1. A recent CV with 2 references

2. A 2-minute video introducing yourself and telling us a challenge/problem in the society ( or in your community within Nigeria) which you are currently addressing, and how this program would support you in addressing those challenges.

3. A written personal statement (maximum 2 pages).


• Please send an email with the title “AYLP-NG/PAS” to enquiries@aylp@ali-wa.net if you require

further information.


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