This spring, 30 Fellowship Alumni from across Sub-Saharan Africa participated in virtual PDEs working with U.S. organizations. The part-time commitment and flexible virtual working environment...
Making Waves in Cape Town’s Coastal Townships
Learn how 2018 Alumnus Nigel Savel's Fellowship helped him create a space safe for Western Cape youth to learn, grow, and surf.
Reciprocal Exchange Participant Featured on “Good Morning America”
Reciprocal Exchange Participant Tamlin Hall‘s TV show Hope Givers on Georgia Public Broadcasting was recently featured on Good Morning America's Cool to Be Kind segment.
Promoting Better Nutrition and Sustainability Through Adaptive Design
Learn more about how 2022 Alumna Hawa Dunor-Varney and Reciprocal Exchange Alumna Michelle Gilman are combatting malnutrition in Liberia.
Innovation and Community Impact: One Leader’s Journey
Ian Tarimo is a 2019 Fellowship Alumnus and the winner of the 2021 Leadership Impact Award. In 2013, Ian co-founded Tai Tanzania, a non-governmental organization that...
Perspective and Access — My Fellowship Experience
In this blog post from Fellowship Alumna Ebere Okonkwo, she reflects on her 2022 Fellowship experience.
Amplifying African Voices in Climate Change: My Experience at COP27
As a social entrepreneur, eco-feminist, and climate activist, Marie Christina Kolo is empowering women and youth in the fight against climate change.
Fellowship Alumni Meet with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff in Ghana
In March, ten Fellowship Alumni attended a Ghanaian Alumni Roundtable with YALI Regional Leadership Center Alumni and United States Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff.
Fellowship Alumna Provides Quality Eyewear to Africans
2016 Fellowship Alumna Brenda Katwesigye is co-founder of Wazi Vision, a Uganda-based eyewear brand established to provide quality and affordable eyewear to Africans. Prior to starting...
Seeking Readers for 2024 Fellowship Applications
The U.S. Department of State and IREX are seeking academic, professional, and regional experts to read and score applications for the 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship.