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The 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship application is now live!
August 23, 2021

The 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship application is now live!  

Are you ready to apply? 

Started in 2014, The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2014, nearly 5,100 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the Fellowship. The Fellows, between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished leaders and have established records of promoting innovation and positive impact in their communities and countries. In 2022, the Fellowship will provide 700 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. 

This is your chance for access to training courses at a top U.S. educational institution in 1 of 3 different leadership tracks:  

-Civic Engagement, or
-Public Management 

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is an opportunity for you to: 

  • Participate in a six-week academic and leadership program at a U.S. educational institution. 
  • Meet with U.S. Government, civic, and business leaders; and 
  • Be a part of a dynamic network with opportunities for continued leadership and career enhancement. 

Remember, the applications close on September 15, 2021. 

Before the deadline, visit mwfellows.info/apply to get more resources and tips for your application! 



For more information: https://www.mandelawashingtonfellowship.org/apply/  

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