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Contact: ECA-Press@state.gov or communications@irex.org

The U.S. Department of State will host the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, July 30–August 1 in Washington, D.C. The Summit brings together 700 of Sub-Saharan Africa’s most promising young leaders to meet and network with each other and U.S. government, private sector, and civil society representatives to build relationships that will expand U.S. organizations’ impact and reach on the continent. U.S. government officials, including from the Department of State and USAID, will provide remarks. The Summit follows six weeks of academic study and leadership development for the 700 Fellows at 27 higher education institutions across the United States as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Alumni of the Fellowship are playing a role in enhancing peace and security, spurring economic growth, and strengthening democratic institutions in the United States and Africa.

WHAT: Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit

WHEN: Mon., July 30 — Wed., Aug. 1

WHERE: To Be Announced

Credentialing information will be available in the coming weeks.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the U.S. Department of State and is administered by IREX. For further information from the U.S. Department of State, please contact ECA-Press@state.gov.