Yale Young African Scholars Program



The 2015 Yale Young African Scholars Program application is now available online!

Applications are due February 26, 2015. APPLY NOW »

The Yale Young African Scholars Program (YYAS) is an initiative modeled off of the Yale Young Global Scholars Program. This program is intended solely for African students attending secondary school on the African continent.

The 2015 Yale Young African Scholars programs will be hosted by Yale University in two locations:

Kenya: August 12 – 17

Zimbabwe: August 20 – 25

The Yale Young African Scholars Program is a high-intensity six-day program designed for African students who will graduate from secondary school in 2017 or 2018, are 18 years or younger at the time of the program, and have the talent, drive, energy, and ideas to make meaningful impacts as young leaders, even before they begin their university studies. The Yale Young African Scholars Program is an official program of Yale University.

There is no cost to students to participate in the Yale Young African Scholars Program. Participants are, however, responsible for getting themselves to the venue at the outset of the program and their return home at the end of the program. Participants will also be responsible for any incidental expenses they elect to incur. Admitted students demonstrating financial need may apply for a limited number of travel assistance grants, intended to help defray the cost of international travel between African countries. Students can only apply for travel assistance after they have received an offer of admission to YYAS.

The programs will help students recognize and understand global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from Yale faculty and African undergraduate and graduate students who currently attend Yale. Students will participate in a lecture series and a number of elective seminars on a variety of topics. The demanding academic content is designed to improve students’ analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, and written and oral communication skills. These skills will be further utilized in small workshops designed to prepare students for the demanding application processes of U.S. colleges and universities.

On-site accommodation is mandatory, and will be provided for all students, along with three meals a day. There is no cost for students to participate in the program.

For information on the inaugural sessions in Ghana and Ethiopia, click here »
Browse past speaker lists for Ghana and Ethiopia.

For moe Information on how to paricpate please follow this Link to the OFFICIAL WEBSITE

10th AFRICA-EUROPE Training Course for Youth Organisations

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is organising the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations
in Nairobi-Kenya, from 25th January to 1st February 2015. The training course is organised in partnership with the European Youth Forum, the Pan African Youth Union and the Network of International Youth organisations in Africa. The activity is organised in the framework of the Joint Management Agreement between the European Commission – EuropeAid Co-operation Office and the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe.


  •  Building capacity of multipliers in youth organisations in Europe and Africa with the necessary skills to develop and run Africa-Europe co-operation programmes;
  • An informal network of youth leaders and organisations with an interest in developing Africa Europe co-operation and actively committed to the strengthening of Civil Society;
  • An increase in understanding and dialogue between young people, and their organisations, in European and African countries;
  • An increase in the understanding of the cultural, social, economic and political context of the Africa Europe relations;
  • An increase in the understanding of the instruments to follow-up and implement the new framework of the Africa–EU Strategic Partnership and the Africa Europe Youth Summits final declarations (such as the Action Plan and the AEYP);
  • Increment regional and international partnerships


  • Be representatives of youth organisations in Europe and Africa.
  • Should be a key multiplier playing an active role within a youth organisation, network or service at national or regional level, and plan to continue this work in the near future;
  • Seeking gender balance;
  • Diverse social and geographical background (including disadvantaged and minority groups);
  • Aged between 18 and 30;
  • Have already some qualification or experience in terms of international youth work;
  • Be committed to attend the full duration of the course and be supported by a youth organisation or service;
  • Be able to present the context of their work, their way of tackling problems, the challenges they meet;
  • Be able to work and communicate in English/French.

DEADLINE: 5th November, 2014

To apply and for more information visit here

Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation

Credits: Hansen Summer Institute

Credits: Hansen Summer Institute


Deadline: 5 January, 2015 (for non-US applicants) / 16 February (for US applicants)
Open to: students who are under 25 years of age with at least 2 years of college/univ, proficient in English
Venue: 29 June – 20 July 2015 San Diego, California


The Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation is an international program that provides a unique University-based leadership experience and program in international cooperation. A primary goal of the program focuses on creating an international community of young scholars who will use their summer experience as a foundation for creating lasting friendships and acquiring common practical understanding of a more peaceful future.


To be considered eligible for attending the program you need to:

  • Be under 25 years of age with at least two (2) years of college/university.
  • Have an academic advisor verify, in writing, the candidate’s English proficiency;
  • Have a valid international passport, with US visa, if necessary, by the time the program begins.


The Hansen Summer Institute will fund the trip to and from USA, accommodation, food, and other program costs. If selected, participants will only have to cover expenses for obtaining passport/ U.S. visa and pocket money.


It is a complex application so please make sure you preserve all the steps:

  • Form 1-4: Once you download the application – fill in the blanks on your computer, save it and then email the application to the Hansen Summer Institute once it is complete;
  • Form 5 and form 6Should be downloaded separately, emailed to your referees to be filled out and sent either back to you or directly to the Hansen Summer Institute. Please remember that these forms should be submitted with letters of recommendation that can be scanned & emailed, faxed or sent via regular mail;
  • Form 7: If you choose not to use a digital signature, this form can be printed and signed where appropriate, and then scan it to submit it via email.
  • Form 8: You do not need to submit an idea at this time however, all Hansen Fellows will participate in a two day social entrepreneurship workshop designed to inform Fellows about social entrepreneurship as a workable option for improving international economic development – a key ingredient for world peace.

Non-US based students can apply by 5 January, 2015 and US students by 16 February, 2015.

For additional information please visit the official webpage


2015-2017 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program in Montreal, Canada.



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Application Deadline: 1st of September 2014

2015-17 Theme: Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies – Jeanne Sauvé Foundation

Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program invests in the next generation of public leadership to help solve global challenges.

This intensive, in-house, intercultural and international program is based at Sauvé House in MontrealQuebecCanada. Every program brings together a group of young leaders from Canada and around the world to live and work together and to share their personal passion for addressing a particular globally significant challenge.

Participants bring to the program their own expertise and perspectives, shaped by their experiences working to address this issue in their respective contexts, communities and countries.

The Program invests in the capacity of these young leaders to effect positive change by cultivating in them the skills required to work across cultures, countries, disciplines and sectors in the public sphere. It does this by:

  • Inviting young leaders to rethink a key global issue from diverse cultural and disciplinary perspectives
  • Inciting them to innovate through joint action
  • Investing in their public leadership skills with professional and personal development programming
  • Incubating their ideas by providing time and space for compelling individual initiatives to take root

The 2015-2017 Program Fellows will collectively take up the challenge of Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies.


  • Be between 25 and 30 years of age (inclusive) on 15 August 2015
  • Have completed at least one university degree
  • Possess high oral and written proficiency in English (French language skills are an asset)
  • Have at least 3 years of full-time professional experience
  • Have a strong record of leadership benefitting a particular community or cause in the public interest


While in residence, Fellows benefit from:

  • Interaction with a thriving network of public leaders
  • Access to resources (including the auditing of courses) at McGill University, our program’s academic home, and at Concordia University, our academic partner
  • Tailored leadership development programming with a focus on the skills necessary for public leadership
  • Personal coaching in support of participants’ leadership development
  • Guidance from academic and professional mentors at the top of their fields
  • The time, space and liberty to pursue individual initiatives in a supportive environment
  • Free accommodation at Jeanne Sauvé House.
  • A stipend to cover basic costs of living in Montreal

Apply Now for the 2015/2017 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program