YALI Fellows Picked

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46 Young Kenyan Leaders Chosen for the YALI Fellowship 2014

Forty-six outstanding young Kenyan leaders, selected from over 5,000 applicants, have been invited to participate in U.S. President Obama’s first-ever Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Washington Fellowship.  The 46 Kenyans will join 450 other exceptional leaders from across Africa in a six-week academic and training program at one of 20 prestigious U.S. universities.  The Fellowship kicks off in June 2014.

Returning fellows will have an expanded network of professional contacts and enhanced leadership skills with which to spur peace and prosperity in their home countries.

Duncan Ogaro Mikae is one of the 46 Kenyan YALI Fellows who will travel to the United States in June.  Mikae was the founding president of the Bungoma Youth Bunge Forum and a former national organizing secretary for the National Youth Bunge Association, part of the U.S. Agency for Internatioal Development ‘s (USAID) Yes Youth Can program. He is devoted to civic leadership and wants to provide young people with enterprise opportunities.  He’s looking forward to supporting innovative start-up companies upon his return to Kenya.