University of California, Davis

2021 Mandela Washington Fellows

UC Davis Fellows Look to the Future

Samia Said, a 2021 Fellow from Sudan, participated in the Fellowship from her home in Khartoum this summer.

Since 2016, the University of California, Davis, has welcomed nearly 130 African leaders through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Through numerous leadership seminars, networking opportunities, and campus and community connections, the Fellowship not only benefits the career paths of its cohort but also further ignites their passions to create lasting change in their communities and around the world.

While COVID-19 may have disturbed countless activities over the past year, the Mandela Washington Fellowship adapted. Beginning June 21, 2021, UC Davis Global Affairs meaningfully and virtually interfaced with 29 of Africa’s most ambitious young professionals, adapting seminars that were once held in person and shifting them online to ensure continued accessibility…

Learn more about the 2021 Fellows who participated in the Leadership in Public Management Institute hosted by UC Davis this summer in this story from the UC Davis Global Affairs blog.