Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) 2022-APPLY NOW

The U.S. Embassy in Mali is pleased to announce that the application for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program, also known as YALI / the Young African Leaders Initiative, is now open. Interested young leaders may apply until the application closing date of September 15, 2021, by submitting an application online at: The Mandela Washington Fellowship ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Celebrates International Youth Day with Young Malian Leaders

United States Embassy in Mali Press Statement No: 10-EN Bamako, Mali, August 18, 2021  To celebrate International Youth Day and the Young African Leaders Initiative’s (YALI) 11th anniversary, U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins presided over a ceremony honoring six young Malian leaders who recently completed the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship. Established in 2010, YALI is the ... Read More»

Secretary Antony J. Blinken Virtual Discussion with Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

VIDEO REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE RECORDED ON APRIL 8, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C. APRIL 27, 2021 Share MS KENEWENDO:  A very good morning to you, Mr. Secretary.  We are very pleased to be with you this afternoon on our side, and I am being joined by several YALI alumni, so the Young African Leaders Initiative.  And they are all looking forward ... Read More»

2020 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Call for Proposals

  Alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange programs, this opportunity is for you… please apply! Instructions: Fill out the Application form  and the Budget form . Send the forms to no later than February 22, 2020. Read the  funding requirements for more information about competition details. This year’s theme is Women, Peace, and Security. All proposals should be related to that topic. The U.S. Department ... Read More»

U.S. Embassy Informs Young Leaders about Mandela Washington Fellowship, an Exceptional Opportunity to Develop Leadership

The U.S. Embassy hosted a live and virtual information session about the Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) application process and program contents, along with two alumni of the program, Mohamed Doumbia and Sadya Toure.  They explained that interested applicants can learn more about the program and apply online until 16:00 GMT on October 9, 2019 by ... Read More»

U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins Congratulates the 2019 Malian Mandela Washington Fellows

June 17, 2019 – U.S. Ambassador Dennis B. Hankins hosted Mali’s 2019 Mandela Washington Fellows (MWF) for a farewell reception in advance of their departure to the United States. The gathering was an opportunity for the U.S. Embassy to congratulate the seven fellows who will represent Mali at U.S. universities this summer. An official from ... Read More»

2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This program will bring young leaders to the United States in 2017 for academic and leadership training and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity and strengthening ... Read More»

Mandela Washington Fellows – YALI 2016

On June 3, 2016 the Embassy’s Deputy Chief of Mission, Andrew Young, hosted a reception for former and current participants of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program (MWF). The MWF is the summer exchange program which is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). This meeting was an opportunity to welcome back returning 2015 ... Read More»
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