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...
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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.
U.S. Educational Institutions to Host Mandela Washington Fellows
The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the 28 U.S. educational institutions selected to host 700 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2023. Launched...
Biogas from Kitchen Scraps Fuels a Powerful New Business Plan
During her Professional Development Experience at the University of Maryland's Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 2022 Fellowship Alumna Grace Nalugwa of Uganda relaunched her...
Bringing more environmental journalism to Cameroon
Growing up in Cameroon, 2022 Fellowship Alumna Beverly Ndifoin's family cultivated maize and beans, among other crops. What used to be a predictable planting, cultivation,...
Connecting and learning about leadership, sustainability and culture
During her Fellowship, 2022 Fellow Ina Mariama Traore of Cote d'Ivoire spent four weeks in Denver, Colorado, for a Professional Development Experience with Denver Water.
To African Diaspora Youth and Exchange Alumni
On August 15, 2022, Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a gathering in Washington, D.C. to discuss U.S.-Africa relations and his recent trip to South...
Alumni Enrichment Institute Participants Arrive in the United States
The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to welcome 200 Participants from the 2021 virtual Fellowship cohort for the Alumni Enrichment Institutes.
Hundreds of Young African Leaders Convene to Collaborate on Sustainability and Inclusion
Hundreds of young African leaders recently convened for the virtual 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit. Selected from a pool of more than 35,000 applicants, the 700...
2022 Mandela Washington Fellows Arrive in the United States
The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to welcome the 2022 cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to the United States.