More than 700 young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa will be in Washington, DC, this week for the State Department-sponsored Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit. The Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit fosters and builds relationships that support and expand U.S.-Africa cooperation on shared goals on the continent.
On July 30, the Summit will kick off with opening remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Jennifer Zimdahl Galt. The first day of the summit will also include panel discussions on women’s empowerment and youth leadership, with a special video introduction from Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President.
Welcome message to #YALI2018 #MandelaFellows from @IvankaTrump, special advisor to the President: “I wish you all the success in your future as you create your own legacies” #MyMandelaLegacy pic.twitter.com/5j5Tx13Sp9— MandelaWshFellowship (@WashFellowship) July 30, 2018
The young African leaders are convening in Washington after six weeks of academic study and leadership training at 27 higher education institutions across the United States as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
Alumni of the Fellowship are playing a role in strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a key element in the United States’ effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
#DYK #MandelaFellows completed 425 hours of community service during their 6-week fellowship? From ecological restoration to teaching summer school students, @WashFellowship recipients in Wisconsin are giving back to their host communities. https://t.co/KTkbNPihgz— Exchange Programs (@ECAatState) July 28, 2018
Follow the conversation! #MandelaFellows from across sub-Saharan #Africa are in DC for the #YALI2018 Summit: Living Mandela’s Legacy! #exchangeourworld #MyMandelaLegacy @StateDept @USAID @ECAatState pic.twitter.com/UaBlqQHK0y— MandelaWshFellowship (@WashFellowship) July 30, 2018
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