12 Angolans and 4 Participants from São Tomé Emerge as 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship Winners

The United States Embassy in Angola is pleased to announce that twelve (12) Angolans and three (3) So Tomé and Principeans have been selected to participate in the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship, launched in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and reflects the United States’ commitment to investing in Africa‘s future. YALI was founded in 2010 to help young Africans promote economic growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and strengthen peace and security across Africa.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship has involved more than 5,100 young leaders from all countries in sub-Saharan Africa since 2014.

The Leadership Institutes will be held at 27 educational institutions in 20 states and the District of Columbia for approximately 700 Mandela Washington Scholars.

The six-week institutes, which will be held on college and university campuses across the United States, will help fellows build their leadership skills through academic study, workshops, mentoring, networking with American leaders and engagement with members of the local community.

The Alumni Enrichment Institutes (AEIs) are a new option for 2021 alumni to work with their U.S. peers and each other while continuing to enhance the professional and leadership abilities they have gained during their Alumni Institutes. virtual leadership 2021.

Through a competitive process, up to 200 qualified graduates of the 2021 scholarship have been chosen to travel to the United States in July and August 2022 for three-week internships at American institutions of higher education.

The Alumni Enrichment Institute will provide immersive, discussion-based learning on themes such as the diversity of U.S. culture and society, resilience and ethics in leadership, and ideas of social justice that are generally applicable to many disciplines and sectors. The AEI program involves internships at schools, institutions, and non-governmental organizations in the United States.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship and Alumni Enrichment Institute 2022 will be attended by the leaders listed below:

MANDELA WASHINGTON-ANGOLA SCHOLARSHIP

Alda Manuel, Luanda
Arlindo Caiombe, Huambo
Daniela Simao, Luanda
Eliana de Freitas, Ondjiva
Lisa Videira, Luanda
Manuel Adriano, (substitute with his hometown)
Mariano Capiliku, Lobito
Solange Teixeira, Luanda

MANDELA WASHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP – SAO TOME ET PRINCIPE

Abdul D”Assuncao
Edson do Rosario Costa
Jessica Neves
ALUMNI ENRICHMENT INSTITUTE – ANGOLA

Chris Kaumba, Luanda
Joaquina Caala, Benguela
Madaleno Constantino, Lobito
Zola Vida, Luanda
ALUMNI ENRICHMENT INSTITUTE – SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE

Celmar Fernandes
Since 2010, 87 Angolans and since 2014, 20 Sao Tomeans have participated in the Young African Leadership Initiatives flagship program. These young leaders are returning home to make their communities and teams stronger and more committed to making an impact.

Following their leadership institutes, fellows will participate in a virtual summit. Additionally, up to 100 competitively selected fellows will virtually engage in professional development with U.S. organizations in the public, private, or nonprofit sectors. Fellows can participate in alumni programming after their fellowship to further develop their professional skills and networks.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program funded by the U.S. government and administered by IREX. For more information on the Mandela Washington Fellowship, visit mandelawashingtonfellowship.org.

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