Mandela Washington Fellowship

The University of Georgia is proud to announce that it has been selected as an Institute Partner for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Beginning in mid-June, UGA will host 25 of Africa’s bright, emerging Civic Engagement leaders for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities, and local community engagement.

The Fellowship hosted by UGA will be part of a group of 700 Mandela Washington Fellows hosted at 27 educational institutions across the United States.

The Civic Engagement Institute at UGA will include 25 experienced professionals between the ages of 25 and 35, who will travel to UGA this summer to participate in a six-week leadership program centered on civic engagement. Fellows will be provided with a deep understanding of pivotal issues impacting U.S. civic engagement through academic sessions, group discussions, living case studies, and site visits.


For additional information about the Institute at UGA, please contact Brian Watkins at 


The Mandela Washington Fellowship  is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.  For more information about the Mandela Washington Fellowship, visit and join the conversation at #YALI2019. 

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