The African Studies Program hosted the
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders for six weeks during the summer of 2016.
Fellows honed their public management skills, explored the Midwest, and built friendships and professional connections in the Madison community and beyond. They return to their home countries equipped with the tools and knowledge to improve public management and global understanding.
Below are some of our favorite moments from the Fellows’ time in Madison.
(Photos by Meagan Doll)
The whole group after a volunteer session at River Food Pantry in Madison.
Ugandan Fellow Rashida Nakabuga enjoys ice cream form Sassy Cow Creamery.
Fellows cruise around Lake Mendota on a pontoon boat.
Ghanaian Fellow Peter Anomah-Kordieh K. with African Studies Program Acting Assistant Director Anita Makuluni.
Kenyan Fellow Sicily Mburu networks with a peer collaborator.
UW-Madison Fellows met up with Fellows from Northwestern for a weekend in Chicago.
Senegalese Fellow Nafissatou Tine with members of the community.
Academic sessions provide the opportunity for Fellows to share their experiences from their home countries.
Program Coordinator Meagan Doll with Ghanaian Fellow Lamise Atinga.
Fellow Irene of Tanzania pauses for a laugh during an academic session.
Fellow Geb of Ethiopia during a trip to the UW-Madison Arboretum.
Fellows speak up during a constitution-making simulation with UW-Madison professor Heinz Klug.
Meeting with UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
Fellows pose with their certificates of completion on the final day of the Fellowship.
Fellows Peter, Obinna, and Geb during a tour of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Enjoying a campus tour.
Fellows from Northwestern and UW-Madison arrive to the United States.