Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

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Started in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2017, the Fellowship provides 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.

Apply for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship September 13 – October 11
Former fellows on what they did to make their application successful.

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Former fellows on what they did to make their application successful.

Calling all Uganda's amazing women leaders! You do not want to miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime.

Calling all women leaders!

You do not want to miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime.