Sofien L., Tunisia, YPP 2009
I chose the YP Program at the AfDB to maximize my exposure to a wide range of development issues across different sectors and countries and gain experience in areas that did not necessarily match my professional or academic backgrounds. Achieving this while contributing to a great cause was key in my decision to apply to the Program.
Six months into my second rotation, I can safely say that the YPP has been a definite eye-opening experience. I have been able to build knowledge and expand my skills in ways that I would have hardly found elsewhere, often taking me outside my comfort zone, which is a unique way to grow personally and professionally.
As I see it, the YP Program offers a select few the unique opportunity to get to know the premier development finance institution in Africa inside and out, while at the same time, providing the tools and flexibility to map out one's own career path in the development business. I strongly recommend the AfDB’s YP Program to anyone eager to take part in this noble mission.