Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investment in Youth

Originally published by the London School of Economics and Political Science
May 3, 2017

Martin Namasaka , alumni from the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL), looks at three examples of African led initiatives that are building solid foundations to help countries optimise their demographic dividend.

Traceable to the continent’s exceptionally slow rate […]

Abdi Rahoy Kassim – MWF2016 Impact Story

Abdi Rahoy Kassim is a peace and security analyst in Nairobi, Kenya who sees a huge opportunity in the empowering of young people.

“The Young African Leaders Initiative is touching the heart of young leaders from Africa.”

Abdi spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a Mandela Washington Fellow. The […]

Carol Mburugu – MWF2016 Impact Story

Carol Mburugu is an educator in Nairobi, Kenya. She focuses on equal opportunities to education for all members of her community.

“Opportunities are everywhere. With every problem is actually an opportunity.”

Carol spent 6 weeks at the Presidential Precinct as a Mandela Washington Fellow. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship […]

Shamsa Omar – YALI Impact Story

‪YALI 2015‬ Fellow Sham Omar is working with vulnerable groups in Kenya and now applies lessons of social entrepreneurship as an alternative to aid dependence.

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Freddy Kamakei – YALI Impact Story

Kamakei “Freddy” Sangiriaki is a ‪YALI 2015‬ Fellow from Narok, Kenya. Freddy is the Executive Director of NEIGHBOURS PEACE INITIATIVE. He believes that the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders has not only been a resource for him over the past six weeks, but that the Young African […]

Precinct YALI Fellow Kamakei Sangiriaki Discusses Obama’s Upcoming Visit to Kenya on #VOA

Kamakei’s segment begins at 12:00

YALI Fellow Kamakei Sangiriaki weighs in on President Obama’s upcoming visit to Kenya in a remote interview with HashtagVOA, Voice of America’s social-media-centric show. After a brief interview with the hosts, Kamakei is joined by Joy Doreen Biira and Salim Amin from Nairobi to further […]

YALI 2014 Spotlight Video: Jacob Ouma

2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Jacob “Jobby” Ouma reflects on ways that the Presidential Precinct has empowered him in his work back home in Kenya.

Pan African Leadership Incubator Launches Youth Leadership Training and Mentorship Workshops

The Pan African Leadership Incubator (PALI) was conceptualized by young leaders from different African countries who participated in the 2014 Mandela Washington Fellowship at the Presidential Precinct.

YALI 2014 Spotlight Video: Njeri Gateru

2014 Mandela Washington Fellow Njeri Gateru reflects on ways that the Presidential Precinct has empowered her in her work back home in Kenya.

Njeri Gateru – YALI Impact Story

August 15, 2014 | Njeri Gateru | 2014 Washington Fellow
Njeri Gateru, a 2014 Washington Fellow from Nairobi, Kenya, shares her experience with the 2014 YALI program here at the Presidential Precinct.