Young African Leaders Initiative at Clark Atlanta University

The Local Take: Senegalese Entrepreneur Fatima Ba

Nov 23, 2019

  One in our series of interviews with the 2019 Clark Atlanta University School of Business Young African Leadership Initiative - Mandela Fellows. This highly competitive program, which began under the Obama Administration in 2009 brings the brightest young leaders from across the continent for an eight week intensive study program around entrepreneurship at Clark Atlanta University.  Fatima Ba from Senegal West Africa is a fashion designer.

Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK's The Local Take, we begin a series of interviews with the 2019 Clark Atlanta University School of Business Young African Leadership Initiative - Mandela Fellows. This highly competitive program, which began under the Obama Administration in 2009 brings the brightest young leaders from across the continent for an eight week intensive study program around entrepreneurship.

For the last five years The Local Take has brought fellows in the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) to speak with us about the program and their countries.  Saturday morning at 8am on WCLK I spoke with three fellows from the Clark Atlanta University program:  Jean Jacques Abe of Ivory Coast, Diana Dwanah of Liberia and Linda Alwedo of Uganda. 

The Local Take Features CAU 2017 Young African Leaders

Jul 28, 2017

For the fourth year The Local Take speaks with a few of the Young African Leaders matriculating at Clark Atlanta University this summer as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Begun in 2014 it's the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people from the continent of Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

Clark Atlanta University 2016 YALI Fellows

Jul 12, 2016

The Local Take on WCLK welcomes this year's Clark Atlanta University Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellows to share their experiences with our listeners. We have covered this annual summer forum for three years running. This year I spoke with three dynamic YALI fellows: