YALI Reflections: Benefiting from the guidance of AECOM experts

Initially, six weeks looked like a very long time but it flew by so fast. When I heard that I had been selected for the Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Initiative and would be at the Presidential Precinct, I was excited. It couldn’t have come at a better time as I was just about to […]

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YALI Reflections: A cultural exchange on the Fourth of July

Photo courtesy of Thomas Jefferson Foundation.  This July Fourth, I was pleased to represent AECOM at the naturalization ceremony held at Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s hilltop home in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Fellows of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) were special guests at this quintessential American holiday event, when citizens come to observe and celebrate the […]

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YALI Reflections: How my encounter with a Fortune 500 company changed my perspective

Over the six weeks I spent in the United States at the Presidential Precinct as a Fellow of the Mandela Washington Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), I gained invaluable knowledge in different subjects. In Uganda, I manage a project on extractives governance that seeks to create opportunities for communities in mining and oil bearing areas […]

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YALI Reflections: Three ideas to help sustain Africa

My work at AECOM is almost always very rewarding. When it is best, it involves learning and sharing to help optimize conditions for human development — the end for which sustainability activities and talents of AECOM are the means. This summer, AECOM was a sponsor for more than 20 African leaders in a program originated […]

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Empowering Africa’s future presidents

With 60% of Africa’s population under 35, it’s recognized that the youth will shape the future of Africa. These young leaders will help make the decisions that will propel economies, seed growth and prosperity, and strengthen democratic institutions. AECOM made a bold demonstration of support of Africa’s young leaders. AECOM donated nearly US$300,000 to support […]

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