US VP Harris announces $100m investment in Young African Leaders Initiative


The United States Vice President, Kamala Harris has announced plans to work with Congress to fund an additional government investment of more than $100 million in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

According to a statement released to THE PRESS on Friday by the US Consulate General, Public Affairs Section, in Lagos, Kamala disclosed this at the U.S. Africa Leaders Summit, Washington.

It stated that “USAID will create the Young African Leaders Exchange, the first pan-African virtual platform that will enable the Diaspora and other key stakeholders to connect directly with nearly 28,000 YALI alumni from 49 sub-Saharan countries since YALI was launched in 2010.”

The funds will boost US-Africa business relationships, especially in digital connectivity, gender equality, and women and youth empowerment.

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