Dartmouth to Host New Cohort of Young African Leaders

This is the third year Dartmouth will host a group of Mandela Washington Fellows.

Read the full story, published June 12 by the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding.

As one of the academic hosts to the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the center of President Barack Obama's Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), Dartmouth will welcome 25 of Africa’s brightest emerging business leaders and entrepreneurs for a six-week academic and leadership institute in business and entrepreneurship, from June 19 to July 31. This is the third year Dartmouth will host a cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities and support for activities after they return home. Fellows are between the ages of 25 and 35, and have a proven record of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive change in their organizations, institutions, and communities.

The fellows hosted by Dartmouth are part of a larger group of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows to be hosted across the United States this summer. These exceptional leaders will also participate in a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C., featuring a town hall with President Obama. Select Fellows will also obtain six-week professional development experience with U.S. nongovernmental organizations, private companies, and government agencies relating to their professional interests and goals.