Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in USA , 2017


Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in USA , and applications are submitted till  Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. GMT  Applications are invited for Mandela-Washington Fellowship available for young African leaders. Applicants must be between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered. The Fellowship is available for six weeks of intensive executive leadership training, networking, and skills building, followed by a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C. Up to 100 Fellows will remain in the United States for an additional six to eight weeks after their academic institute and Summit to participate in internships in the public, private and non-profit sectors with organizations throughout the United States. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | USA

Level: Fellowships are available for academic coursework and leadership training.

Field(s): skills development in one of three areas: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management.


Deadline:  Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. GMT

Funded By: The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the U.S. government and is supported in its implementation by IREX.

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Mandela Washington Fellowship is targeted for Citizens of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for this Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: From June 16 to June 30, 2017, the Mandela Washington Fellowship will host up to 1,000 young African leaders.

 Scholarship Duration: From June 16 to June 30, 2017

Scholarship covers: There is no fee to apply to the Mandela Washington Fellowship. If you are selected for the Fellowship, the U.S. government will cover all participant costs. Financial provisions provided by the U.S. Government will include:
-J-1 visa support;
-Round-trip travel from fellow’s home city to the U.S. and other required travel;
-Customized academic and leadership institute;
-Concluding Presidential Summit in Washington, DC;
-Accident and sickness benefit plan;
-Housing and meals during the program; and
-A potential six to eight-week internship at the conclusion of the academic and leadership institute
(optional, and competitive for approximately 100 slots).
Please note that Fellows will be housed in university dorms or similar accommodations. Fellows may be expected to share a bedroom and bathroom with another fellow of the same gender. Most meals will be provided at campus cafeterias or restaurants, though participants may have access to a kitchen to cook some meals on their own. It is important that applicants are aware of these arrangements and that they are
comfortable with such accommodations. To the extent possible, care will be taken to ensure that any special requirements regarding diet, daily worship, housing, and medical care are satisfied.

Description

From June 16 to June 30, 2017, the Mandela Washington Fellowship will host up to 1,000 young African leaders. Fellows will travel to US university and college campuses for six-week Academic and Leadership Institutes in one of three tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management. It is anticipated that one Public Management Institute will focus on Energy Policy, in collaboration with Power Africa. Applicants for the Energy Institute need not be currently working in government or in another public management role to apply to this Institute.

For more details on the sector tracks, please review the application instructions. The intensive Institute model includes linkages between academic sessions, site visits, professional networking opportunities, community service, and cultural activities to maximize learning and cultural exchange.

The Institutes will culminate in a Summit in Washington, DC from July 31 to August 2, 2017. Additionally, up to 100 Fellows will take part in a six-week, US-based Professional Development Experience with US organizations from August 3 to September 15, 2017. The US Government and its partners have also created unique follow-on opportunities for Fellows to put their new skills to practical use in leading organizations and communities after they return to their home countries.

Eligibility

Have what it takes to avail Mandela Washington Fellowship?

‣ Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

‣ The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:


  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered.
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Individuals residing in Eritrea and Zimbabwe may not apply to the Public Management track. Residents of Sudan may only apply for the Civic Leadership track.

Selection Criteria for Mandela Washington Fellowship

‣ The Mandela Washington Fellowship is conducted as a merit-based open competition. Selection panels will use the following criteria to evaluate applications (not in order of importance):

  • A proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business and entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • A demonstrated commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship. 
  • The ability to work cooperatively in diverse groups and respect the opinions of others.
  • Strong social and communication skills.
  • An energetic, positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, interest and professional experience in the sector/track selected.
  • A commitment to return to Africa and apply leadership skills and training to benefit the applicant’s country and/or community after they return home.

Notification:

‣ Applicants are notified of their status in April 2017.

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applicants are required to apply via online.

Contact

Please visit yali.state.gov/washington-fellowship/apply to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and for more information on how to apply. You can also get updates via social media at Facebook.com/MandelaWashingtonFellowship and Twitter.com/WashFellowship. For additional questions about the Mandela Washington Fellowship not answered by the FAQs, please email mwfellowship@irex.org.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the US government and supported in its implementation by IREX.

APPLY NOW

 

‣ Scholarship Applications Due Date: Applications for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders are being accepted now through Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. GMT.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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