Michel Cabral

2023 Fellowship Alumnus, Cabo Verde

University of Maryland Hosts 2023 Fellow for PDE

Mandela Washington Fellow, Michel Cabral participating in Professor Clara Irazábal’s urban studies and planning studio. Photo: Jelena Dakovic.

The impact is immeasurable, but… the mission now is to fulfill what everyone expects from me and us: the implementation of new ideas, projects, and visions in our institutions and communities.”

Michel Cabral, 2023 Fellowship Alumnus, Cabo Verde

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (MAPP) takes pride in empowering dynamic leaders in the U.S. and around the world. This summer, the school hosted 2023 Fellow Michel Cabral of Cabo Verde for his Professional Development Experience (PDE).

Michel spent his time at MAPP furthering his education and governance skills under Professor Clara Irazábal. Professor Irazábal served as Cabral’s host supervisor and provided guidance for his research project on water management, security, and human rights. She also supported him through academic study, workshops, networking, professional opportunities, and community engagement.

Learn more about Michel’s PDE in this interview about his time at MAPP.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.  The views expressed in this piece are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the U.S. Government.

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