Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. The Mandela Washington Fellowship, which began in 2014, will bring 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa for Fellows to put new skills to practical use in leading organizations, communities, and countries.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the U.S. government and supported in its implementation by IREX. For more information on President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), please visit youngafricanleaders.state.gov.
The application period for 2015 Fellowships has now closed.