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YALI Fellow: Youth's Right to Dream Big

Twenty-five-year old entrepreneur Sara Idohou interned with IYF and our YouthActionNet® team this fall while participating in the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. Here Sara reflects on her internship, YALI fellowship, and overall experience as a young woman driven to create change in her community.

A Young Entrepreneur from Zimbabwe Interviews US President Obama


Sitting before an audience of business and government leaders, including the Chairperson of the African Union Commission and heads of state from

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Engaging African Youth as Part of the Solution

Events Explore Challenges & Solutions to Youth Unemployment in Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 100 Zambian youth and key stakeholders from the private and public sectors recently convened in the capital city of Lusaka to discuss issues...

IYF Launches Program for Young Social Entrepreneurs in Francophone Africa

Young social entrepreneurs in Francophone Africa will soon benefit from advanced training, networking, and funding opportunities through Innove4Africa, a leadership training initiative launched by the International Youth Foundation (IYF)...