West African Young Leaders Summit (WAYLS 2016)

The Organizing Committee of WAYLS 2016 calls for applications for the selection of 220 talented young people in 15 countries in West Africa, namely, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia , Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ghana, Liberia, and Senegal, ages 18 to 35, showing of commitment and involvement with their community to represent the impact that young leaders in the field of development, entrepreneurship, self-employment, face the temptation of illegal immigration which African youth is a candidate. A total of 15 people will be selected per country.

Candidates should be committed young people who act in favor of their community and their country, who have a dream for Africa and are concerned about the illegal immigration drama for the continent and actively participating in solving global challenges posed such a phenomenon.

The 220 young West African leaders selected will be invited to Lome (Togo). Relating to transport costs (round trip), accommodation and food in Lome, will be borne by the organizing committee of WAYLS 2016.

Deadline: June 26, 2016

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8 thoughts on “West African Young Leaders Summit (WAYLS 2016)

  1. I am a 17 years old Cameroonian girl and if not because of the age limit /range I would really love to participate in the YALI initiative. My first project was on rape and during this project I was able to do a sensitization of 2000 school pupils in my locality that is in the north west region (Bamenda ) in which I received an award with a diploma of excellence from the nanas awards sponsored by rayons de soliel in close collaboration with the US embassy in Cameroon.My reason for wanting to participate in the YALI initiative is because I know that with it I will be able to realise more of such projects on violence, education, women’s empowerment ,gender equality and more for the betterment of my community. This far fetched desire of mine can only achieved by your help to be a role model and an inspiration to youths my age.Thanks.


    • Hello Mbeh, You should give the application a try. Most times when they see exceptional applicants, irrespective of age, they accept them.


    • Sure it will. And we hope to see an active implementation of all resolutions from the conference.


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