On December 4th, U.S. Embassy Lomé, in collaboration with the Togolese Ministry of Youth and the Global Alumni Association of Togo, launched its leadership program entitled “Togo’s Next Generation of Leadership” in Lomé. The program, focused on youth personal development in Togo, invited 25 men and 25 women to participate in discussions facilitated by guest speakers and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) alumni. The Lomé ceremony was opened by PAO David Meron, in the presence of Claude Grunitzky, founder of TRUE and mentor for YALI program, and facilitated by YALI alumni Ismael Tanko, who concentrated on the basics of leadership. Opening sessions were covered by numerous Togolese media outlets. The three month program is expected to expand to Kara, 413 km north of Lomé, in February.