Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Funded by: U.S. Department of State Date Range: 2014-2018 Project Lead: NDIGD Notre Dame Collaborators: ESTEEM, Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Mendoza College of Business

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of President Barack Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), brings 500 young leaders to the United States each year for academic coursework and leadership training. Notre Dame welcomes 25 fellows each year that attend an intensive six-week long institute focused on business and entrepreneurship, led by the Nonprofit Executive Program at the Mendoza College of Business. Already successful business leaders in their own right, the Mandela Washington Fellows return to their home countries to use their new skills in leading organizations, communities, and countries. The IBM Corporation and the Coca-Cola Foundation also provided support for this five-year project.

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