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President Obama shaking hands with Grace Jerry (State Dept./D.A. Peterson

Obama has a message for young African leaders

1,000 young African leaders will gather in Washington for the third annual YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship. The main attraction will be President Obama.
President Obama, three entrepreneurs and Mark Zuckerberg sitting on stage (Flickr/GES)

Young Rwandan innovator meets Obama

Jean Bosco Nzeyimana was only 19 when he began using biomass and waste to develop eco-friendly fuels. His innovation led to a meeting with President Obama.
Group of people posing for picture (© Fly Sister Fly Foundation)

In Kenya, a new twist on old tech means ‘information is...

The Fly Sister Fly Foundation provides the Samburu community in Kenya access to educational and informational broadcasts through solar-powered radios.
Illustraion of a loudspeaker connected to a ballot box.

Democracy 2.0 could be on its way to Kitwe, Zambia

Moses Mwansa, a community leader of Kitwe, strives for more than peaceful and fair elections; he aims for active dialogue between leaders and citizens.
Portrait of Michelle Obama (White House)video

Young leaders in sub-Saharan Africa, Michelle Obama has a message for...

The YALI Network connects more than 230,000 young leaders in sub-Saharan Africa. Join and help women and girls in Africa realize their full potential.

10 reasons to invest in women and girls

Investing in women and girls improves a society and country — from health to the economy. Here are 10 reasons why leaders must make a smart investment.

Michelle Obama tells girls to be the leaders of tomorrow

During a 2015 visit to Cambodia, first lady Michelle Obama urged female students to finish their education and become role models in their communities.

Online learning spurs offline climate action

The YALI Network began a campaign among young Africans that bridged online enthusiasm and real-world action on how climate change affects their communities.

Learn how to ‘fail forward’ and succeed in business

Although more than a third of new businesses fail within two years, failure can actually help your career as an entrepreneur. Learn how.