The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the United States’ signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
The 2018 Biennial conference is unique with a focus on university-agriculture community transformation. It will provide an opportunity for participants to showcase their innovations as part of enhancing the university-farmer community
partnership and engagement for meaningful innovation. The proposed overall theme of the 2018 Conference is Aligning .African Universities to accelerate attainment of Africa Agenda 2063.
The goal of the YALI Alumni Innovation Fund is to provide essential seed capital and technical assistance to young African leaders under the age of 40. This support will enable investments in promising enterprises, thereby fostering opportunity and development across the sub-region.