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Mandela Washington Fellowships Seeking Readers Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2025

Mandela Washington Fellowships Seeking Readers Fellowship for Young African Leaders 2025

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are seeking academic, professional, and regional experts to read and score applications for the 2025 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.  Over the first nine years of the Fellowship, the program received nearly 434,000 applications from 49 sub-Saharan African countries for 7,200 Fellow slots. Your talents and expertise in helping score our high volume of applications are greatly appreciated!

 

 

About Mandela Washington Fellowships

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the U.S. Government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2014, nearly 4,400 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa have participated in the Fellowship. The Fellows, between the ages of 25 and 35, are accomplished leaders and have established records of promoting innovation and positive impact in their communities and countries. Each year, the Fellows participate in six-week Leadership Institutes, studying Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management at U.S. colleges or u... continue reading

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MWF Seeking Readers for Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Application Deadline01 Sep 2024
Country to studyUnited States
TypeFellowship
SponsorMandela Washington Fellowships
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of MWF Seeking Readers for Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  The Fellowship brings young leaders to the United States for academic coursework and leadership training to create unique opportunities for Fellows and U.S. citizens to collaborate, spur?economic?growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa and the United States. 

In summer 2025, the Fellowship will bring up to 700 young leaders to the United States for a comprehensive executive-stye program designed to build skills and empower Fellows to lead in their respective sectors and communities.

Readers will gain exposure to challenges and proposed solutions in sub-Saharan Africa and to key processes in international and higher education. 


Requirements for MWF Seeking Readers for Fellowship for Young African Leaders Qualification

Ideal readers are academics and/or professionals with expertise in one or more of the Fellowship’s thematic areas (business, civic engagement, or public management), or who have experience working in Africa or on sub-Saharan African issues.  U.S. Government employees and Fellowship Alumni are eligible.  Applicants for the 2024 Fellowship are not eligible to be readers.

Interview date, Process and Venue for MWF Seeking Readers for Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Readers will be responsible for evaluating approximately 50 applications based on set guidelines and a scoring rubric.  This is a great volunteer professional development and résumé-building opportunity for professionals or degree-seeking individuals. Readers will gain exposure to challenges and proposed solutions in sub-Saharan Africa and to key processes in international and higher education.  


Application Deadline

September 1, 2024


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Mandela Washington Fellowships on www.surveygizmo.com to apply

Interested applicants may apply by completing the Reader Application form by September 1, 2024. The reading period will begin in mid-September and last until early November 2024. Each application takes about 5-10 minutes to read. We will reach out to selected Readers in September 2024.    

For more details visit: MWF website.

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