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Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit

July 29-31, 2024
By Invitation Only

At the conclusion of the Leadership Institutes, all Fellows participate in the annual Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, where Fellows, guests from U.S. Government agencies, and representatives of businesses and organizations with interest in Africa engage in high-level sessions and workshops.  This culminating event is an opportunity for Fellows to build the foundations of long-term partnerships with U.S. professionals and each other and make plans to continue their leadership journey after their Fellowship.   

The 2024 Summit will include:

  • U.S. Government Engagement | Speakers from various U.S. Government agencies will engage the Fellows on key policy and economic issues and made plans for future collaboration. 
  • Partnership Expo | Representatives from the U.S. Government, private sector, and civil society showcase their work in Africa and explored opportunities for future collaboration with the Fellows. Learn more and register.
  • Ignite Talks | Selected 2023 Fellows will present their three- to five-minute Ignite Talks during the Summit. Ignite Talks provide a platform for Fellows to share the work they are doing or plan to do after their Fellowships or to share their thoughts on an issue of importance to them.
  • 2024 Leadership Impact Award | The 2024 Leadership Impact Award winner will be announced during the Summit.