The Management of YALI TV congratulates the General Manager, Stephen Selasie Asuo on his role as a member of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 10th Anniversary Advisory Committee (YAC) from December 2020 to September 2021.
The YAC members are Alumni of Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, YALI Regional Leadership Center West Africa, YALI Regional Leadership Center Southern Africa, and YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa. They are Stephen Selasie Asuo (Ghana), Baimba O. Sheriff (Sierra Leone), James P. Kwabo Jr (Liberia), Alhassan Bah (The Gambia), Adepeju Jalyeoba (Nigeria), Charles Munyua (Kenya), Joan Enoh (Cameroon), Ineza U. Grace (Rwanda), Chrissy Zimba (Malawi), Jean Felix Ngandu (Congo DR), Game Z. Bantsi (Botswana), Jean Simasiku (Namibia), Leah Molatseli (South Africa). Some US Diplomats also part of the YAC include Katrina Johnson (USAID), Majory Schleicher (US Embassy in Cameroon).
The United States Department of State and The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars on the 30th of September 2021 officially sent the General Manager and his other colleagues commendation letters, certificates of participation and a commemorative poster to recognize and appreciate their hard work and contributions.
In letter and citation signed by the Brenda Soya (Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, US Department of State) and Dr. Monde Muyangwa (Director, Africa Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), stated that the YAC played a central role in the events held to commemorate, celebrate and usher YALI into its second decade.
The Department of State and the Wilson Center also stated their particular recognition for the inputs provided by Stephen and his colleagues in the development of program content for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) 10th Anniversary Virtual Summit, “Ten Plus Ten: YALI and United States Look Back, and Ahead, Together” (May 24-28, 2021), and the #YALI4Ag: Youth Innovating for Resilient Agriculture International Youth Day Event (August 12, 2021).
We are very proud of our General Manager, the immediate past YALI Coordinator, Elizabeth Liu, Michael Hayes from the Department of State, the YALI Alumni from across Africa selected and officials from the Africa Program, who played an integral role in this epochal celebration.
YALI TV News Desk