Becas YALI Mandela Washington 2019 para Jóvenes Líderes Africanos (Totalmente Financiado por los Estados Unidos)

Plazo de solicitud: octubre 10th 2018

La beca Mandela Washington para jóvenes líderes africanos, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Iniciativa Jóvenes Líderes Africanos (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2019, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.
The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2018, Fellows represented a diverse group of leaders from 48 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Twenty five Fellows identified as having a disability, and 51 percent of Fellows were women.Eligibility Requirements:Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Se encuentran entre las edades de 25 y 35 en el momento de la presentación de la solicitud, aunque se considerarán solicitantes excepcionales las edades de 21-24.
  • No son ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos o residentes permanentes de los Estados Unidos.
  • Son elegibles para recibir una visa J-1 de los Estados Unidos.
  • No son empleados o familiares directos de empleados del gobierno de los EE. UU. (Incluida una embajada o consulado de los EE. UU., USAID y otras entidades del gobierno de los EE. UU.).
  • Son competentes en lectura, escritura y habla inglés. Los solicitantes sordos deben consultar las Instrucciones de solicitud para obtener más información.
  • Son ciudadanos y residentes de uno de los siguientes países: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Camerún, Cabo Verde, República Centroafricana, Chad, Comoras, República Democrática del Congo (RDC), República del Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Djibouti, Guinea Ecuatorial, Eritrea, Eswatini, Etiopía, Gabón, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenia, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauricio, Mozambique, Namibia, Namibia, Nigeria, Ruanda, Santo Tomé y Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leona, Somalia, Sudáfrica, Sudán del Sur, Sudán, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia y Zimbabwe.

U.S.-based activities

Leadership Institutes: Each Mandela Washington Fellow takes part in a six-week Leadership Institute at a U.S. college or university in one of three tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management. The intensive model includes linkages between academic sessions, site visits, professional networking opportunities, leadership training, community service, and organized cultural activities.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit: Following the academic component of the Fellowship, the Fellows visit Washington, D.C., for a Summit featuring networking and panel discussions with U.S. leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Professional Development Experience: Seventy selected Fellows remain in the United States to participate in a four-week Professional Development Experience with U.S. non-governmental organizations, private companies, and governmental agencies that relate to their professional interests and goals. The PDE is designed to give Fellows practical training and the opportunity to learn transferable skills, expand their professional networks, and apply concepts learned at their Institutes to real-world situations in the U.S. context.

Africa-based activities

Upon returning to their home countries, Fellows continue to build the skills they have developed during their time in the United States through support from U.S. embassies, four Regional Leadership Centers, the YALI Network, and customized programming from USAID, the Department of State, and affiliated partners. Through these experiences, select Mandela Washington Fellows have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentoring, networking and training, and support for their ideas, businesses, and organizations. Fellows may also apply for their American partners to travel to Africa to continue project-based collaboration through the Reciprocal Exchange Component.

Criterios de selección

Los paneles de selección utilizarán los siguientes criterios para evaluar las aplicaciones (no en orden de importancia):

  • Un historial probado de liderazgo y logros en el servicio público, las empresas o el compromiso cívico.
  • Un compromiso demostrado con el servicio público o comunitario, el voluntariado o la tutoría.
  • La capacidad de trabajar cooperativamente en diversos grupos y respetar las opiniones de los demás.
  • Fuertes habilidades sociales y de comunicación.
  • Una actitud enérgica y positiva.
  • Conocimiento demostrado, interés y experiencia profesional en el sector / pista preferido.
  • Un compromiso de regresar a África y aplicar habilidades de liderazgo y capacitación para beneficiar al país o la comunidad del solicitante una vez que regrese a casa.

Línea de tiempo

12 de Septiembre de 2018 | Se abre la aplicación
10 de octubre de 2018 | La aplicación se cierra
2018 diciembre a febrero 2019 | Semifinalistas entrevistados por embajadas y consulados locales de los Estados Unidos.
Finales de marzo 2019 | Los solicitantes son notificados de su estado
Mayo 2019 | Procesamiento de visas y orientaciones previas a la salida para los finalistas.
A mediados de junio 2019 | La beca comienza en los Estados Unidos

Para más información:

Visite la página web oficial de la beca YALI Mandela Washington 2019


  1. I am a young man of age 31, I was born at Cape Coast on 29 December 1986 . My passion is to see to it that children between the ages of 7 to 15 have better education since they find it very easy to consume much at this stage . This passion of my grew when I was offering my national service in a village here in Ghana called Odembo in Central Region.I personally organized an extra studies for them because the parents were not prepared to pay. I believe with your help I can do much better.Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Education is powerful vehicule for developement and one of the best ways to reduce poverty, raise health levels Promote. The YALI programme is a boon for African youth to strengten thier capacity-building links on the Community scale.
    Saludos cordiales.
    Consultant Developement Pôles
    Central Africa Republic(CAR)

  3. I am a young man of age 30, from the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. I am a Chartered Accountancy professional and my preferred track is Leadership in Business.
    I am currently working with a solar energy company as the Financial and Administrative Manager.
    I am also working on a project of creation of rice production units in my community, and I would like to emplement this project up to 2019.
    My long term goal is to create my own company and help my community to be economically independent.For my dream is to become a Leader in Business and fight against poverty in the world.
    To conclude, I would like to congratulate the initiators of YALI for these opportunities they are giving to the African youth: opportunities to make a better Africa. And this mission is in our hands.

  4. Hello, I’m was born at Conakry capital of Guinea on 19 December 1995 , I am 22 years old, I like study to improve my knowledge, I dream to be a famous because I love helping people . I know that, it isn’t easy to be poor that’s my status and I don’t speak English friendly because I live in French country but I promise to speak it. So need your hand to fulfill my dream towards my country . I thank you for your bravely


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