Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

"Knowledge acquired improves a person. Knowledge applied improves the world."

The Pulte Institute for Global Development has been a proud Institute Partner for the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders since the establishment of the program in 2014. To date, the Pulte Institute has hosted 175 Fellows from 38 countries for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

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.  For more information about the Mandela Washington Fellowship, visit and join the conversation at #YALI2022. Please contact Jennifer Krauser at with any additional questions. The Fellowship Team at IREX may be reached at