Former YALI Mandela Washington Fellows’ Community Efforts in Africa

May 7, 2020 @ 8:30 am

Join the CommNS, UW African Studies, and former YALI Mandela Fellows for a virtual CommUniversity session co-hosted by UW-Madison’s African Studies Program! Former Mandela Washington Fellows will talk about their past community-based projects from various parts of Africa, and ways they hope to exchange and collaborate in the future. The session will feature Dorothy Mayne, the assistant director of UW-Madison’s African Studies Program, Mary Beth Collins, the executive director of the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies (“CommNS”), and former YALI Mandela Fellows. Make sure to register in advance!

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The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and local community engagement. Since 2014, through the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the U.S. Department of State has supported nearly 4,400 young leaders from across Sub-Saharan Africa to develop their leadership skills and foster connections and collaboration with U.S. professionals. UW-Madison has hosted the program every summer since 2016 and has a network of 100 program alumni who work in areas like public health, youth development, media, law, and environmental protection across Sub-Saharan Africa.