Hi, friend! Yes there is, and I hope it might be relevant for you.
You can apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, as its applications are now open. It is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI.)
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders between the ages of 25 and 35.
YALI was created in 2010 and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020. Established in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship has brought nearly 4,400 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa to the United States for academic and leadership training.
The Fellows, between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished innovators and leaders in their communities and countries.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the current challenges of global travel, the 2021 Mandela Washington Fellowship will be virtual.
This decision was made with the health, safety, and well-being of Fellows and Fellowship Partners as the highest priority in this unprecedented time.
In 2021, the Fellowship will provide approximately 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by IREX.
This Fellowship Includes:
A six-week Leadership Institute: Fellows are placed in groups of 25 [READ MORE….]
The deadline for applying for this fellowship is 15-Sep-21.