Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Arizona State University was selected in 2014 as one of 20 leading U.S. universities to serve as an academic institute for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Led by the College of Public Service & Community Solutions, the university hosts 50 accomplished young professionals for a six-week professional civic leadership and public management training institute at the  Phoenix downtown campus.

Fellows from all 49 countries in sub-Saharan Africa meet with ASU faculty, community partners and leaders from around the state and forge close connections with each other as well. Past fellows have been empowered individually and collaboratively to develop solutions to issues not just in Africa, but around the world, from access to quality education and job training to positive youth development and policy initiatives that build strong social systems.