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Young African Leaders Initiative Legacy & Localization

The U.S. Agency for International Development has tapped N50 Partner, Arizona State University to help empower African youth. Backed by $80 million in funding — the largest USAID award in the university’s history — ASU is assembling a coalition to empower Africa’s youth with the tools, education and network to succeed.


Partnering with ASU are FHI 360, the African Diaspora Network, Geeks Without Frontiers, N50 and CoELIB at Egerton University in Kenya. An African team of experts will implement day-to-day activities across 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, operating from four hubs based in Nairobi, Kenya; Dakar, Senegal; Accra, Ghana; and Pretoria, South Africa. See the full announcement by ASU HERE.

 The project, operating under the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Africa umbrella, marks the next phase of the YALI's overall goal to address the challenges faced by Africa's youth, leveraging the unique capabilities of the collaborating entities, including ASU's International Development Initiative, the Thunderbird School of Global Management, the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, the J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Initiative, and EdPlus.

Geeks Without Frontiers, is positioned as a key partner working towards the development and success of African youth in the global landscape, contributing to the broader objectives of the YALI Africa project through technology landscape analysis and advisory services.

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