An Opportunity To Grow As A Leader-APPLY
Are you a change agent or aspiring to be one for the benefit of Botswana, the continent and the world in general? There is an opportunity for you aimed at grooming Africa’s potential future leaders. The inaugural Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) saw 500 young Africa, including 15 from the over 500 Botswana applicants go through a life changing experience in the United State of America but beyond that, these young people are now part of a pool of a network and resources that each can use to further their respective causes to impact more lives.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies President Obama’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. The first class of Mandela Washington Fellows arrived in June 2014 for six weeks of intensive executive leadership training, networking, and skills building, followed by a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C. Through this initiative, young African leaders are gaining the skills and connections they need to accelerate their own career trajectories and contribute more robustly to strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa. Selected Mandela Washington Fellows should be prepared for an academically and professionally challenging program.
The Fellowship is designed to encourage and foster the ingenuity, confidence, passion, and commitment of the next generation of African leaders. It offers young leaders an unparalleled opportunity to meet and share ideas with some of America’s dedicated leaders from community organizers to the President of the United States. The Mandela Washington Fellowship will challenge preconceived ideas and open new horizons for those who embrace the experience.