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June 17 - July 26

Mandela Washington Fellowship

A Program of the U.S. Department of State

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Boise State University’s Leadership in Public Management Institute is designed for emerging African leaders to advance their work across communities. The Institute creates connections through experiential workshops, practical training, community service, personal mentoring, and cross-cultural networking. Our goal is to empower a prestigious network of young African leaders who are at the forefront of change and innovation.

Young African Leaders Initiative

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort by the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. YALI is designed to support young African leaders as they strengthen democracy and spur growth and prosperity.