PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION
For Immediate Release August 16, 2023
APPLICATIONS FOR 2024 MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM NOW OPEN
The Embassy of the United States of America in Angola and São Tomé and Principe is pleased to announce the period of applications for the 2024 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Program is now open. The application period will run from August 15 to September 12, 2023.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship exchange program is an initiative to support young African leaders. This program was launched in 2010 and brings 700 young African leaders to the United States for six weeks which include academic courses and leadership training at local universities, as well as a closing Summit in Washington, D.C. The program creates unique opportunities for young African leaders to develop their skills and implement them within their organizations, communities, and countries.
Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 35 (exceptional candidates under 25 will be considered), fluent in English, and show leadership in the areas of public administration, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Applications may be submitted online until September 12, 2023 at the following website: https://yali.state.gov/washington-fellowship/apply/.
For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at LuandaPressUnit-DL@state.gov or by phone at 222-641-000.