Seminar workshop on Mandela Washington Grants for young Africans

The United States Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea has organised an information seminar workshop in coordination with for applicants for the Mandela Washington Grants, a programme in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

The representatives of the United States Embassy in Malabo from the Consular Affairs and Press Office, Schiller Bryan and Roselix Quinones Mercado, explained the steps to follow for registration, and the selection criteria for applicants.

The grant consists in sending young African leaders to the United States to receive academic training courses in leadership, creating unique opportunities for the grant holders and Americans to collaborate and stimulate growth by strengthening the democratic Government, and improving peace and security, both in Africa and in the United States.

For the selection criteria applicants must have a proven history of leadership and achievements in public service in the world business or in civic commitment; to have demonstrated through public or community service the willingness or mentoring, in addition to other required conditions.

Also required are solid social and communication abilities, knowledge and interest, demonstrable professional experience in the selected sector or area, in addition to an energetic, positive attitude, and the capacity to commit to applying all that has been learned on return.

The information workshop has arisen through the close collaboration between and the United States Embassy, whose aim is to empower young Equatoguineans, giving them access to opportunities in training abroad. Those attending will have the opportunity to visit the embassy directly in order to obtain full information on he grants.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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