Branch action plan

24. Publications

All branches are required to submit some articles and material, both from members and professional affiliates for all the YALDA publications, as requested, to the YALDA International Headquarters. As a branch, how you go about soliciting articles is completely up to you, but you can have the Publicity and Publications Committee come up with the strategy if you want. All members and not only the Publicity and Publications Committee can write articles for any of the YALDA publications. All publications are free of charge for all YALDA members, professional affiliates and partner organizations. YALDA has three types of publications outlined below:

  • Quarterly Newsletter: This is a quarterly publication as the name states and updates all members on the developments, activities, events etc of all our member branches. It also gives information on activities and the impact of our professional affiliates and partner organizations. All members may write something for the newsletter and submit the material to their Inter-University Representative who will then submit the compiled updated version to YALDA. The YALDA newsletter will be emailed out and posted on the YALDA website every month. Deadlines for submission are the 22nd of December, March, June and September.
  • Bi-Annual Magazine: This publication is published twice a year and includes some information from the newsletters. The topics and themes for the articles will be decided on by the YALDA Executive and sent to all the branches. All YALDA branches are required to submit a couple of articles for this publication; again, how you go about soliciting articles from your members, professional affiliates and partner organizations is your prerogative. Unlike the newsletter, we would prefer that everyone submit both to the Publications Committee (whatever their email is) and the yaldamag submissions email (yaldamag@gmail.com).
  • Book Publications: In years to come YALDA intends on publishing books that will aid young, aspiring African youth leaders in their endeavors. The books, unlike the newsletter or magazine, will be produced by YALDA International Publications staff, together with other professional writers on an unstipulated timeline. Interested YALDA members are free to participate in the compilation of any of the books. YALDA branches are free to suggest a general issue or topic the book would address. Branches are also free to request a printed copy or two for their branch office. This right here, “the BAP” is YALDA’s first book publication.