YALI Mandela Washington Fellows

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Each year, the Center for African Studies is pleased to welcome the YALI Mandela Washington Fellows.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) at the US Department of State. Since its start in 2014, the program has empowered young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Read more about the program on the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website

Meet the fellows:

Mandela Washington Fellows 2018

Mandela Washington Fellows 2017

Mandela Washington Fellows 2016

Watch the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows Video created by Lindokuhle Mnyandu at the Center for African Studies: