CDAF Recipients

Across the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa

Reciprocal Exchange Participants and Fellowship Alumni Awarded Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (CDAF)

A man hands a certificate to workshop participants with other observes smiling and looking on
Katy Kutzner (left) and Bob Wolff (right), Reciprocal Exchange Participants, award completion certificates to workshop participants in Malawi.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is proud to share that that 28 Reciprocal Exchange Participants and Fellowship Alumni from the 2015-2019 cohorts were awarded grants from the Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund (CDAF).

The CDAF competition provides small grants of $10,000 to teams of U.S. citizen alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs to carry out public service projects using the skills and knowledge they gained during their exchange experiences. CDAF is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and Office of Alumni Affairs and implemented by Partners of the Americas, a non-profit, non-partisan organization.

Learn more about the CDAF winners from the Fellowship Network:

  • Adolescent Health in Rural Ghana
  • Article 41
  • Butanuka Community Preschool, Phase Two
    • Constance Green, Reciprocal Exchange Participant
    • Janvier Manirakiza, 2017 Fellowship Alumnus, Burundi
  • Community Connection
  • Create Dignity, Prosperity & WASH Access in Namibia
  • Gender-based Violence and Disability, COVID-19
  • Kalendari INEZA
  • Moyo Honey – Malawi Women’s Beekeeping Initiative
  • Reducing Adolescent Pregnancy (RAP) in Malawi
  • Women’s Entrepreneurial Training
  • World Alumni LINK!
    • Sarah Cohen, Reciprocal Exchange Participant
  • 2020: Through the Eyes of Black Folk