The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative, designed to equip the next generation of African leaders with academic and professional training. 

The Fellowship is designed to encourage and foster the ingenuity, confidence, passion, and commitment of the next generation of African leaders. It offers young leaders an unparalleled opportunity to meet and share ideas with some of America’s dedicated leaders from community organizers to the president of the United States. The Mandela Washington Fellowship will challenge preconceived ideas and open new horizons for those who embrace the experience.