By Masanneh Ceesay

Known for his commitment to duties, Babucarr Nyang has won the YALI Star for Civic Society Leadership and Management Award during the just ended 7th Cohort in Ghana.

Nyang, also called Sufism, is a prominent youth advocate and he is serving many organizations including National Youth Parliament.

He wrote:

“It was a pleasure having been awarded as the YALI Star for Civic Society Leadership and Management for YALI Cohort 7! I really appreciate the award and my thanks and gratitude goes to my fellow Yalians especially the Gambian Team!”

 Picture: The Award

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35.Who will empower and lead these young Africans? Who will shape the future of business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management?

In order to answer these questions, YALI promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network and now the establishment of Regional Leadership Centers across Africa.

Picture: Team Gambia in YALI


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