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 150 fellows from 36 countries for a six-week Leadership Institute, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and with the health, safety, and well-being of Fellows and Partners as the highest priority, the U.S. Department of State is planning a virtual Fellowship for 2021. While remaining in their home countries, Fellows will participate in virtual Leadership Institutes, which will include leadership training, networking, mentoring, and professional development.

IREX, the cooperative agency that implements the Mandela Washington Fellowship, and the Pulte Institute for Global Development are operating and open globally, and our team members are working virtually.  Please contact Jennifer Krauser at jkrauser@nd.edu with any additional questions.  The Fellowship Team at IREX may be reached at MWFellowship@irex.org.