Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) 2023 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) 2023 Alumni All-Stars for Africans

Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program PAYLP 2023 Alumni All Stars for Africans

Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) 2023 Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) 2023 Alumni All-Stars for Africans – Funded by the US Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by Meridian International Center, the Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program engages participants from over 38 African countries in a US-based cultural exchange and civic engagement training program.

To bring together the top PAYLP alumni from across all cohorts (2013-2022) and countries, the Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program is offering a one-time All-Stars alumni program. This program is designed to provide talented, hard-working, and highly motivated African PAYLP Alumni an opportunity to spend three weeks in the United States for an intensive leadership training and development program between February and March of 2023.

The program consists of a short orientation conference in Atlanta, Georgia where participants will be welcomed and receive a program overview, followed by a two-week community leadership program held in one of three US cities. During this portion of the program participants will receive leadership training, networking and volunteer opportunities, and cultural experiences. The program will culminate with a closing forum in Washington, DC where participant will present Community Action Plans. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the opportunity to apply for funding to implement their Community Action Plan. This year’s PAYLP All-Stars will focus on the following skills:

  • Leadership Development
  • Communications and Negotiation Skills
  • Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolutions
  • Community Activism
WHAT: 3-Week Advanced Leadership Exchange in the United States
WHEN: February – March 2023
WHO: PAYLP Alumni (See Eligibility Requirements Below)
HOW TO APPLY:
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS – MUST APPLICANTS : 
  • Be an adult mentor or youth participant alumni from any in-person or virtual PAYLP cohort 2013-2022.
  • Be at least 18 years or older by the start of the program, on February 18, 2023.
  • Be from one of the eligible countries including Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya , Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities in his/her university or community;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service and extracurricular activities;
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful, and inquisitive;
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an in-person intensive program, community service, and active educational travel program during the exchange, as well as in follow-on activities afterward in their home countries, such as outreach to others in country cohort.
  • Based in home country or show intent to return to support home community.
  • Be in possession of a valid national passport or able to obtain one before January 1, 2023.
  • Be willing and able to obtain a covid vaccination for travel.
  • Strong candidates will be active in the PAYLP network, have completed a successful project supporting their community.
  • Not be employed by the US Embassy.
  • *Participants with diverse backgrounds and skills are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities.*

ENGLISH:


Funded by the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and implemented by Meridian International Center, the Pan-African Youth Leadership Program (PAYLP) engages participants from over 38 countries in Africa in a cultural exchange training program and US-based civic engagement.

To bring together the best PAYLP alumni and mentors from all cohorts and countries, the Pan-African Youth Leadership Program offers a unique program. This PAYLP All-Stars program is designed to offer talented, hard-working, and highly motivated PAYLP alumni the opportunity to spend three weeks in the United States for an intensive training and leadership development program between February and March 2023.

The program consists of a short orientation conference in Atlanta, Georgia, where participants will be welcomed and given an overview of the program, followed by a two-week community leadership program held in one of three US cities. During this part of the program, participants will receive leadership training, networking and volunteer opportunities, and cultural experiences. The program will conclude with a closing forum in Washington, DC, where participants will present community action plans. At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to apply for funding to implement their community action plan. This year’s PAYLP All-Stars will focus on the following skills:

  • Leadership Development
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Peacebuilding and conflict resolution
  • Community activism
WHAT: 3-week Advanced Leadership Exchange in the United States
WHEN: February-March 2023
WHO: PAYLP Alumni (see eligibility requirements below).
HOW TO APPLY:
To be eligible for this program, applicants must:
  • Be an adult mentor or youth participant of any 2013-2022 in-person or virtual PAYLP cohort.
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older at the start of the program, February 18, 2023.
  • Be from one of the eligible countries including Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Ivory Coast, DRC, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities in their university or community;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to community service and extracurricular activities;
  • Be mature, responsible, independent, confident, open-minded, tolerant, thoughtful and curious;
  • Be willing and able to fully participate in an intensive in-person program, community service, and active educational travel program during the exchange, as well as follow-up activities afterwards in their home country, such than outreach to others in the country cohort.
  • Based in home country or showing intent to return to support home community.
  • Be in possession of a valid national passport or be able to obtain one before January 1, 2023.
  • Be willing and able to obtain a covid vaccination to travel.
  • Strong applicants will be active in the PAYLP network, will have successfully completed a project that has supported their community.
  • *Participants with diverse backgrounds and skills are encouraged to apply, including those with disabilities.*
  • Applicants must not be employed by the U.S. Embassy

Project summary

Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program: PAYLP Alumni All-Stars | March 2023
Regions:Africa
Countries:Angola , Benin , Botswana , Burkina Faso , Burundi , Cameroon , Central African Republic , Chad , Democratic Republic of the Congo , Ivory Coast , Swaziland , Ethiopia , Gambia , Ghana , Guinea , Kenya , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mauritania , Mauritius , Mozambique ,Namibia , Niger , Nigeria , Rwanda , Senegal , Seychelles , Sierra Leone , South Africa , South Sudan , Sudan , Tanzania , Togo , Uganda , Zambia , Djibouti
Impact Areas:Civic Engagement , Cultural Diplomacy , Education , Empowering Women and Girls , Public Diplomacy , Volunteerism , Youth Leadership Development
Program Areas:Global Leadership
Partners:Public sector

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