Mandela Washington Fellowship highlighted by UW-Madison News

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Mandela Fellows pose with certificates upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in summer 2016. (Photo by Meagan Doll)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison News highlighted the Mandela Washington Fellowship on campus this summer.

UW–Madison was among 36 universities selected as hosts for the Mandela Washington Fellowship in summer 2016. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). MWF brings 1,000 leaders from sub-Saharan African to US universities for academic discussion, leadership training, and community engagement.

Through a focus on public management, Fellows at UW-Madison had the opportunity to learn from Wisconsin’s accredited scholars and professionals as well as participate in various site visits featuring government entities, non-profits, businesses and other organizations around the state.

The mention by UW-Madison News comes alongside many UW accomplishments over the summer, including strides in Zika research and a Forbes magazine tenth place ranking for UW among public colleges nationwide.

“Research, rankings and recognition highlight UW-Madison’s summer break,” University of Wisconsin-Madison News, 9/6/2016.