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.

Keep Calm & Attend the YAP DC Holiday Social

December 9, 2017 at 6:00 am to 9:00 am
Place: Board Room Arlington 925 North Garfield Street NW Arlington, VA 22201

Film Screening of The Price

November 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm to
Place: S. Dillion Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW Washington, DC 20560

Breathe In The Roots (Film Screening)

August 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Anacostia Arts Center - 1231 Good Hope Road Southeast, Washington, DC 20020

YAP & NSL Summer Co-Ed Soccer Tournament

July 23, 2017 at 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Place: Walker Mill Park 8840 Walker Mill Rd, District Heights, MD 20747

The #SHEHIVE is Coming to DC!

June 22, 2017 at 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Place: Impact Hub DC 419 7th Street NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20004, USA

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


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