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YALI Africa Alumni Marketplace 2020 for RLC Alumni

The four YALI Regional Leadership Centers, in partnership with USAID, are honored to host this inaugural event which will take place at the YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa in late March 2021, conditions permitting.

Application Deadline: 11th December 2020

About the Award: Forty select alumni will be invited to showcase their projects, products, or services to YALI Africa partners. This platform will present spaces for networking and collaboration for all who participate. Breakout sessions, lightning talks, a networking event, and an Expo are being planned for the two-day event. Alumni not present in-person will have an opportunity to engage and interact virtually with the event via YALI Africa social media platforms.

Type: Entrepreneurship

Selection Criteria:

  • RLC Alumnus must be from one of the 4 RLCs
  • Prioritized sectors are agriculture, circular economy, energy, health, education, technology, journalism, media, the arts, fashion, entertainment, and any other innovative ideas in social, governance and civil society
  • Applicants could be:
    • the owner of or play a leading role in a company, social enterprise, non-profit organization, community project, or advocacy group already making a difference in their communities, or
    • have started the project and its growth potential is demonstrable, or
    • have collaborated with the Government to bring about tangible change in the public space.

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be Taken at (Country): YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa

Number of Awards: In-person participation in the Marketplace is limited to forty (40) alumni across the continent with each of the Regional Leadership Centers selecting ten representatives to participate.

Value of Award: if you are selected to attend, event costs, travel, and accommodation will be covered by YALI Africa.

How to Apply: If you would like to be considered to participate in the Marketplace, please complete the application form as per link, together with a video presentation by December 11th, 2020.

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Visit Award Webpage for Details

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