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"Young African Leaders Initiative: Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young Africans”
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The fellowship provides 500 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to sharpen their skills at 20 U.S. colleges and universities with support for professional development after they return home. The fellows selected for the highly competitive program have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions or communities. Each Mandela Washington Fellow participates in a six-week academic and leadership program at a U.S. institute of higher learning in one of three tracks: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership or public management that culminates with a Presidential Summit in Washington featuring President Obama.
Join us for this live one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast when host Shaka Ssali will introduce you to some of Africa’s brightest minds to share their experiences in President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders program.
Washington Studio Guests:
2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
and Disability Rights Promotion International
2015 Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (Narok, Kenya)
and Neighbors Peace Initiative Director
2015 Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders (Burundi)
and Long Miles Coffee Project Office Director
Question of the Week:
What is the best way for YALI Mandela Washington Fellows to build a bridge between America and Africa?
Send an email to email@example.com or post your comment on our Facebook
pages. And, maybe our Social Media Reporter Mariama Diallo
will read your response on Wednesday's program!