About Us

The Young African Professionals I DC Network is a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro Area. We establish a credible and trusted platform for the exchange of innovative ideas and approached for professional advancement.

Our History

YAP was founded in 2002-2003 by African professionals Segeni Ngethe, Nimu Waweru, and Tega Shivute. A year later, it was managed by Ehui Adovor, who is credited for building the organization’s name and reputation in the Washington, D.C. area.

Our Mission

Our mission is to connect young African professionals for career development and opportunity creation.


YAP is managed and operated by volunteers who are committed to connecting African professionals for career development and opportunity creation.

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YAP DC leverages its mailing list, blogs, social media, and online resources to keep members informed about jobs, events, and

Professional Development

YAP DC offers members access to opportunities that promote professional growth.


YAP DC curates high quality programs to connect professionals who share an interest in Africa and to learn from experts

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Upcoming Event

YAP DC hosts programs focused on connecting young African professionals in the Washington metropolitan region.

An Evening with Writers, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim & Sarah Ladipo Manyika

April 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Protect Your Original Creation: An Intellectual Property Program for Authors, Creators, Entrepreneurs

April 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave, SE Washington, DC 20540

Georgetown Africa Business Conference Pre-Conference Reception

February 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: 2121 14th St NW Washington, DC 20009

Georgetown Africa Business Conference Start-up Pitch Competition

February 4, 2017 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Place: 37th and O Streets, NW Washington, DC 20057

YAP DC 2017 Townhall

January 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Place: 1875 K St NW Washington, DC 20006

YAP August 2016 Networking Event: Featuring Imbolo Mbue, Author of Behold the Dreamers

August 23, 2016 at 6:30 am to 8:00 am
Place: Busboys and Poets (14th & Vst.) 2021 14th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009

YAP July 2016 Event: Featuring the 2016 Mandela Washington (YALI) Fellows

July 13, 2016 at 6:00 am to 8:00 am
Place: Bukom Cafe 2442 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20009 Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow, approx. 15 minute walk) Woodley Park-Zoo/ Adams Morgan (Red, approx. 15 minute walk) *Public Garage and Street Parking Available

YAP June 2016: Featuring Obinna Onungwa, Tech Disruptor, Founder of Cue

June 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Eighteenth Street Lounge 1212 18th Street NW Washington, DC 20036

Mansa Colabs and YAP Present: Creative Sector Opportunities

June 11, 2016 at 1:00 am to 4:00 am
Place: I/O Spaces: 8120 Fenton St., Suite 204, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (Nearest Metro: Silver Spring -red line)


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Our Contact Info

Use the information below to send us questions, suggestions or comments.

  • info@yapdc.org