2017 Mandela Washington Fellow Application Tip: Which track should I choose?

As a Mandela Washington Fellow, you would learn a lot and meet many useful contacts over the course of six weeks on a U.S. college campus. Looking over the application, you will notice there are three separate tracks or themes of study, and you are asked to “rank the sector/track...

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A Productive Cooperative Depends on Organization

Aaron Moritz traveled from his home in Delavan, Wisconsin, to Guinea in 2012, serving with the U.S. Peace Corps. With prior training in agriculture and forestry, Aaron aimed to help the villagers he met increase their agricultural output and transition from subsistence to commercial farming. Aaron shared his story on...

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Communities, Communication Can Improve African Health Care

Disease outbreaks such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola and pandemic influenza have led health agencies everywhere to realize they have a shared mission. A dangerous disease-causing pathogen may emerge far away. But when one infected patient boards a plane, the disease becomes a much broader problem, even a global health threat, very...

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Focusing on Resilience and Food Security at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

What is the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit? It’s the largest engagement a U.S. president has ever had with African leaders and governments. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will bring together 50 heads of state, along with a range of U.S. and African civil society and business leaders, to discuss the future of...

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Discussing Wildlife Trafficking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

What is the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit? It’s the largest engagement a U.S. president has ever had with African leaders and governments. The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will bring together 50 heads of state, along with a range of U.S. and African civil society and business leaders, to discuss the future of...

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IMF Chief Christine Lagarde on Leadership and Crisis Management

The following are excerpts of an interview by Lillian Cunningham published July 13 in the Washington Post. Question: How do you define leadership? Answer: To me, leadership is about encouraging people. It’s about stimulating them. It’s about enabling them to achieve what they can achieve — and to do that...

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Meet the Fellows: Robert Nkwangu

Uganda, Public Management, Morgan State University Robert Nkwangu has seven years of experience working in issues related to children, youth and people with disabilities (PWDs). Currently, he is working with the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU) representing youth with disabilities, the Uganda Society for Disabled Children (USDC)...

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Meet the Fellows: Ndeye Tening Gaye

Senegal, Public Management, University of Arkansas Ndeye Tening Gaye has seven years of experience volunteering as a peer educator and researcher for organizations working on economic development, public policy and youth employment. She has worked with several organizations, including Oxfam, UNFPA and UNODC, as a researcher on youth issues focused...

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