Mandela Washington Fellow Wins African of the Year Award

A 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow from Ghana has been named the 2017 Daily Trust African of the Year. Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar was recognized for his work in de-radicalization and re-integration of would-be extremists in the West African region. The award was presented to him by H.E Festus Mogae, former president of Botswana. Mutaru Mumuni Muqthar ...
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U.S. Embassy Welcomes YALI-RLC Alumni

On Tuesday, October 17, 2017,  the U.S. Embassy hosted 70 young leaders ages 18-35 from across Ghana and Nigeria. Each had recently completed an intensive 5-week leadership training at the YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) in Accra.  They were welcomed by U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson and USAID-West Africa Mission Director Alexandre Deprez.  Other speakers ...
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USA Partners with Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs

On September 21, 2017, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II attended the Young African Leaders and Entrepreneurs Summit (YALES) organized by Mr. Prince Busia Opoku, Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Human Excellence of Ghana (I.A.H.E Ghana) and members of the organization. The event welcomed over 250 youth and was sponsored by the ...
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Remarks by Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II at Young African Leaders and Entrepreneurs Summit

Mr. Prince Busia Opoku, Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Human Excellence of Ghana; Dr. Bruce H. Jackson, whose assistance with free leadership programs for everyone who wishes to effectively manage his/her assets and liabilities make a real difference in building new leaders for this region; The C. Charles Jackson Foundation, whose generous support ...
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USA Promotes Youth Leadership Partnerships in Volta Region

From September 15 through 16, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Officer Roberto Quiroz II, Cultural Affairs Specialist Sophia A. Bosompem, and Alumni Coordinator Rukmini Essel traveled to the Volta Region to promote education, entrepreneurship, and the empowerment of youth, women and girls, and to encourage their contributions and efforts to advance development in their communities. See Facebook album ...
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Ambassador Jackson’s Remarks at YALI West Africa RLC 7th Cohort Closing Ceremony

Professor P. Ebow Bondzi-Simpson, Rector of GIMPA, Mrs. Shola Safo-Duodu, the Accra RLC Director, Members of the RLC Governing Council, Partners of the Accra YALI Regional Leadership Center, Our 2017 YALI West Africa Graduates, Members of the media, Colleagues, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my honor to welcome you to the closing ceremony for ...
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Ambassador Jackson Congratulates YALI RLC Graduates

On August 30, 2017, Ambassador Robert P. Jackson congratulated 120 young West African leaders at the closing ceremony of Cohort 7 of the YALI Regional Leadership Center (RLC) hosted by the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in Accra. The participants were selected from Ghana, The Gambia, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, ...
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