U.S. official tours West Africa to review YALI network

The Young African Leaders Initiative was launched in 2010 by President Barack Obama.
The Young African Leaders Initiative was launched in 2010 by President Barack Obama. | File photo
Macon Phillips, the coordinator of the Bureau of International Information Programs, is visiting West Africa to discuss the use of digital platforms in conducting small business outreach with members of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network.

Phillips' eight-day tour will take him to Uganda, Senegal and Ghana.

In Uganda, Phillips will confer with local representatives of the YALI Network. He will also hold discussions in Kampala.

In Senegal, Phillips will meet with journalists, bloggers, and young entrepreneurs to discuss leadership, business skills, and women in technology. He will also meet with members of the YALI Dakar Regional Leadership Center.

In Ghana, Phillips will attend the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship West Africa Regional Conference and sit in on a YALI TechCamp aimed at developing young entrepreneurs at Ashesi University.

The Young African Leaders Initiative was launched in 2010 by President Barack Obama to help train a new generation of African leaders.

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