Advocating for women with disabilities in Nigeria

On March 8, people and organizations around the world will commemorate International Women’s Day by celebrating the achievements of women working to eliminate gender discrimination....

Much Ado about Mangoes

In Kenya, roughly 50% of all mangoes don’t meet the quality standard for export, resulting in food waste and wasted effort from farmers. After his...

Conserving Congo

2017 Mandela Washington Fellow Adams Cassinga has dedicated his organization ConservCongo to protecting native species and combatting trafficking in the Congo Basin.

Teaching Ghana Rural and Slum Girls How to Code

In schools across Ghana, young girls struggle to enter the male-dominated Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. 2014 Fellow Regina Agyare is working to...

My Mandela Washington Fellowship Experience

"I cannot afford to be mediocre after such an eye-opening opportunity as a Mandela Washington Fellow. Having the opportunity to participate in the fellowship made...

Energizing Voices — Gwaliwa Mashaka

In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, USAID Power Africa highlights the work of 2016 Fellow Gwaliwa Mashaka from Tanzania. Gwaliwa's experience with...