MSU Student Selected for YALI 2016
Lisbon Tawanda Chigwenjere, a fourth year student at Midlands State University, in the Department of Politics and Public Management is currently in South Africa, where he is attending the Young African Leaders’ Initiative Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Programme.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), is a programme that was launched by American President, Barack Obama as part of broad efforts to nurture the next generation of African leaders.
Participants of the programme are drawn from all over Southern Africa and have to undergo a rigorous selection process before being admitted into the programme. Successful candidates are then taken through a 2-week introductory online programme, which is followed by a 4-week contact programme at the YALI Leadership Regional Centre.
As part of the programme, members are exposed to multi-disciplinary training from seasoned professionals and academics designed to mould them into well-rounded young leaders. Areas of focus under the programme include business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management.
The Young African Leaders’ Initiative Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa Programme, which commenced on the 11th of April 2016 at the UNISA School of Business Leadership, in Midrand South Africa, will come to an end on the 6th of May with a graduation ceremony marking the end of the contact programme.
On behalf of the entire University community, we would like to congratulate Lisbon for being selected to be part of this prestigious programme and for flying the University flag high.