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Starting in mid-June, 700 emerging young business, civic, and public leaders from 49 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa join 27 Institutes throughout the United States as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
A cohort of 25 Fellows visit the Georgia State University campus each year. For more than five weeks, faculty, staff, and community partners from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, and Atlanta community will immerse the Fellows in rigorous academic and leadership training, as well as a robust peer collaborator program.
Designated a Public Management Institute, the School will introduce the Fellows to U.S. models and best practices in public management in areas such as citizen engagement, human resource management, public financial management, and the intersection of government with business and civil society.
Learn more about the professional background, interests, and goals of the 2018 MWF-YALI Fellows.
The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies has extensive experience providing training to people around the world. Learn more about the faculty and staff for this year’s program.
Browse the list of program partners, who play an integral role in our program and interface with the Fellows at site visits, volunteer opportunities, and social gatherings.
View the list of peer collaborators who will be matched with the Fellows to expand their learning and networking opportunities in Atlanta.
Fellows will also have time for fun by attending dinners, theme parks, and other activities. Here are some of the social activities we have planned.
Be inspired by previous Fellows from the MWF-YALI program at Georgia State University.