Mandela Washington Fellowship for African leaders 2021/2022

Key details
  • Host: U.S. Government and IREX
  • Open to: Africans
  • Target: Youths
  • Deadline: 1st September 2021

The Mandela Washington Fellowship 2021/2022 has been announced by the US Department of State and IREX for academic, professional, and regional specialists to examine and assess the 2022 applications.

About the Mandela Washington Fellowship
Mandela Washington Fellowship For African Leaders 2021/2022

The Fellowship is the centerpiece of the Obama Administration’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Around the years, the fellowship has sent young leaders

Also read: World Bank Group| WBG Africa Fellowship program 2022

from all over Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for academic and leadership training.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for the Mandela Washington Fellowship:

  • Applicants must be academics and/or professionals with expertise in one or more of the Fellowship’s thematic areas (business, civic engagement, or public management).
  • Must possess experience in Africa, or experience working on Sub-Saharan African issues.
  • Applicants who are U.S. Government employees and Fellowship Alumni are eligible to apply.
  • Must demonstrate excellent academic and leadership abilities.

Also read: The United Nations Nippon Foundation Fellowship 2022

Application Procedure

Interested applicants who wish to apply can click the button below:

Applicants with any questions are to contact the Fellowship Team at

For more information visit the official website of the Mandela Washington Fellowship




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