The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), brings 700 leaders from across the African continent to US universities for leadership training, academic sessions, and community engagement. This summer, UW-Madison will again host 25 of these outstanding leaders for a public management institute beginning in June.
The African Studies Program is excited to announce a new component of our Mandela Washington Fellowship programming: YALI Expert Exchange.
Once a week for the duration of the institute, Mandela Washington Fellows and local leaders will gather for roundtable discussions on realities and solutions to global challenges. Topics of discussion will range from human rights monitoring to maternal welfare to the role of the private sector in public services, with each roundtable featuring Fellows’ and local leaders’ particular areas of expertise.
Each Expert Exchange will be open to the public and include an audience Q&A. Two roundtables will take place typically on Tuesday mornings, with a break for refreshments and networking between each roundtable.
For a full list of dates and topics, see below. Each link includes further details about time, location, and topics of discussion.
Tuesday, June 26: Local to Global Governance
Roundtable 1: Global Problem, Global Solution? The Role of Global Institutions in Addressing Climate Change
Roundtable 2: Local Problem, Local Solution? Innovations in Rural Development
Friday, July 6: Human Rights
Roundtable 1: Health as a Human Right
Roundtable 2: Human Rights Monitoring: Strategies and Challenges
Tuesday, July 10: Public & Private Partnerships
Roundtable 1: Journalists Under Duress: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships
Roundtable 2: Privatizing Education: Partnership or Paternalism?
Tuesday, July 17: Global Health & Wellness
Roundtable 1: Can the Private Sector Improve Access and Delivery of Healthcare?
Roundtable 2: Maternal & Child Welfare: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations
Tuesday, July 24: Diversity, Inclusion & Vulnerable Populations
Roundtable 1 – Education for All: Engaging Persons with Disabilities and Other Minority Populations
Roundtable 2: Youth for Tomorrow: Engaging Young People in Civic Engagement and Workforce Development