USAID Supported Youth Leadership Academy Graduates 76 Leaders

Last week, 76 youth leaders graduated from the third International Republican Institute (IRI) Leadership Academy, aimed at promoting visionary leadership among youth leaders.

The three month training, supported by USAID and the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) through IRI, focused on topics including: transformational leadership, self-leadership, leading others, policy analysis, advocacy and conflict resolution as well as leadership in action.

They learnt that efforts to strengthen democratic governance must revolve around building a new generation of leaders who are politically astute, ethically sound and committed to developing consensus and securing the public’s trust.