Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa ALIWA Youth Leadership Program (AYLP) 2021 via Afrokonnect.

Welcome to the Application portal for the ALIWA Youth Leadership Program (AYLP),

Sponsored by the Public Affairs Section of the United States Embassy, Abuja.

About the ALIWA Youth Leadership 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.

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.

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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.

A concluding three (3) months of moderated seminars to reinforce the preceding 6 months’ experience and prepare the participants to be lifelong change agents and leaders.

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


Please send an email with the title “AYLP-NG/PAS” to if you require further information.

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