Application Deadline: 31st August 2018 at 11:59pm WAT

We are pleased to announce the launch of the inaugural YALI Leadership Award 2018, an initiative of MWFAAN in partnership with IREX International and with support from the U.S. Embassy Nigeria.

The award aims to recognize, celebrate and encourage youths and individuals who are contributing immensely towards the pursuit of the sustainable development goals as well as youth and economic development in Nigeria.

There are many people doing great work in their communities. Do you know such a person? Nominate them for the YALI Leadership Award. The award recognizes and celebrates the next generation of young leaders across Nigeria. Potential Awardees will include YALI Network members, youth leaders across the country and some corporate Nigerians.


  • Awardees will receive a plaque, certificate and YALI Network professional development materials.
  • The award would be presented during the BSC Challenge FInale / MWFAAN Youth Summit on September 22, 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. Travel and accommodation will be arranged and paid for by MWFAAN.


  • Nominees must be within the ages of 18 and 35.
  • The nominee must be a citizen of Nigeria

Please not that Mandela Washington Fellows are not eligible for nomination.

You are encouraged to share this with the people in your network. Let’s help identify and celebrate the movers and shakers of Nigeria.

Nominate here

Application Deadline: 31st August 2018 at 11:59pm WAT

For more information, please visit the official website here.

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