Meet Ups
Fellows will lead discussions with other Fellows and guest speakers on the following topics:


meet up

Advocacy and Civic Engagement

Independence Salons A – C (Meeting Level 4)

  • Advocacy and Public Policy
  • Civic Education for Citizen Empowerment
  • Democracy and Good Governance
  • Grassroots Initiatives and Mobilization
  • Local Governance
  • Women’s Political Participation

Business, Management, and Finance

Marquis Salons 1 – 4 (Meeting Level 2)

  • Crowdfunding
  • Financial Markets
  • Micro-Finance and Micro-Lending
  • NGO Management
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Regional Integration and Trade
  • Scaling Up Enterprises
  • Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship
  • Urbanization and the African City
  • Women’s Economic Participation
  • Working with Incubators

Education

Independence Salons F – H (Meeting Level 4)

  • Education Access and Quality
  • Education Administration and Policy
  • Girls’ Education
  • Higher Education
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Vocational Training and Workforce Development

Youth Services

Senate (Meeting Level 4)

  • Youth Employment

Ethics & Human Rights

Independence Salon D (Meeting Level 4)

  • Combating Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
  • Corruption, Ethics, and Legal Systems
  • Human Rights
  • Internally Displaced Persons and Refugees
  • LGBTQI Rights
  • Transparency and Accountability

USAID

LeDroit Park (Meeting Level 3)

  • USAID in Africa: A Conversation with Cheryl Anderson, Acting Assistant Administrator for Africa Bureau

Environment, Energy, and Agriculture

Catholic University (Meeting Level 1)

  • Conservation and National Resource Management
  • Water Security and Waste Management
  • Wildlife Protection

University of DC (Meeting Level 1)

  • Agriculture and Technology
  • Climate Change
  • Food Security
  • Renewable Energy
  • Women and Agriculture
  • Youth and Agriculture

Media and Communications

Shaw (Meeting Level 3)

  • Arts and Film
  • Journalism and the Media
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • New Media
  • Strategic Communications

Peace and Security

Independence Salon E (Meeting Level 4)

  • Countering Violence Extremism
  • Land Security and Conflict
  • Peace Building and Conflict Resolution
  • Post-Conflict Challenges
  • Regional Security

Public Health

Marquis Salon 12 (Meeting Level 2)

  • Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health

Marquis Salon 13 (Meeting Level 2)

  • Public Health Management