DOT Uganda is pleased to share that Jackline Alwedo, Communications Officer, was among the selected participants for its 3rd cohort for the 2015 regional Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellowship in Nairobi Kenya.
Following the selection of three DOT staff, DOT Uganda is excited to share that one of its staff has yet again been selected for the regional Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellowship in Nairobi Kenya. Jackline Alwedo is among the participants selected from the East and Central African region to participate in the 12weeks program sometime this November.
The Young African Leaders Initiative was launched by the President of the United States Barack Obama as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa.
Attending training in entrepreneurship, Jackline will be joining the rest of the successful participants to engage in innovative leadership training across three tracks of study: entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management by immersing herself in an initial 3weeks face-to-face residential training in Nairobi, followed by 8weeks of virtual learning in her home country and finally one week of face-to-face wrap up in February.
Jackline works with the global communications team and DOT Uganda team on branding, marketing, and managing DOT Uganda's digital presence as the Communications Officer. She is a graduate of Makerere University in Bachelors of Information Technology. She is passionate about ICT and gender.
“Working with young people has triggered a desire in me to get involved in continuous learning, sharing and building a network. The skills I will learn will not only help me become a better leader in my business and future ambitions, but also inspire the people in my community/organization for better lives” says Jackline. “I am excited about the opportunity that YALI has presented me with to explore more opportunities.”
After the fellowship, YALI participants are expected to be champions of change in their communities through starting youth-driven organizations and networks, advising their governments, and establishing new and vibrant businesses — all showcasing the extraordinary talent and promise of the young leaders who are transforming the African continent and their communities.