Meet Ups

Fellows will lead discussions with other Fellows and guest speakers on the following topics during the 2018 Summit:

meet up

Advocacy and Civic Engagement


  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Civic Education for Citizen Empowerment
  • Democracy & Good Governance
  • Grassroots Initiatives and Mobilization
  • Women’s Political Participation


  • USAID in Africa: A Conversation with Cheryl L. Anderson, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Africa

Business, Management, and Finance


  • Crowdfunding
  • Micro-finance and Micro-lending
  • NGO Management
  • Private Equity/Venture Capital
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Scaling Up Enterprises
  • Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Urbanization and the African City
  • Women’s Economic Participation
  • Working with Incubators
  • YALI Alumni Association Management



  • Education Access and Quality
  • Education Administration and Policy
  • Girls’ Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Vocational Training and Workforce Development

Youth Services


  • Youth Employment

Ethics & Human Rights


  • Combating Sexual and Gender Based Violence
  • Corruption, Ethics, and Legal Systems
  • Human Rights
  • LGBTQI Rights

Environment, Energy, and Agriculture


  • Agriculture and Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation and National Resource Management
  • Food Security
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water Security and Waste Management
  • Women and Youth in Agriculture


  • A Discussion with Power Africa: Models for Increased Energy Access Across Africa

Peace and Security


  • Countering Violence Extremism
  • Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Regional Security

Public Health


  • Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Public Health Management