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22 June 2017 | General News

Ghana’s Mandela Washington Fellows Depart for the United States

...40 young leaders will be in the U.S. for six weeks

ModernGhana.com
Ghana’s Mandela Washington Fellows Depart for the United States

Selected from more than 4,000 applicants from throughout the country, 40 young leaders are currently representing Ghana in the United States over the next six weeks as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI.

The high-achieving cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows includes entrepreneurs, public servants and civil society members, all of whom are between the ages of 25 and 35.

We congratulate Ghana’s 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows:

Fati Abigail Abdulai
Abigail Adumolga
Dufie Adu-Pakoh
John Stephen Agbenyo
Emmanuel Jackson Agumah
Enoch Agyepong
David Akolgo
Mavis Akom
Prince Amoah
Evelyn Amoako
Victor Anaafi-Gyasi
Theresa Ansaa Anafi
Jacob Parechuga Anankware
Stanley Appiah
Pascal Apanga Awingura
Rebekah Awuah
Fareeda Serwaa Brobbey
Ama Duncan
Kofi Duodu
Ruby Yayra Goka
Joyce Gyebi
Kwabena T. Kankam-Yeboah
Gifty Mensah
Ruby Aileen Mensah
Catherine Morton
Gloria Agyemang Oduro
Francis Osei-Bonsu
Philip Osei-Bonsu
Linat Osumanu
Enoch Owusu-Sekyere
Edward Prempeh
Isaac Quaidoo
Abdul Razak Raji
Isaac Tettey Secorm
Rita Siaw
Bright Sowu
Naa Dedei Tagoe
Abena Tannor
Eyram Akofa Tawia
Victoria Yeboah
The Fellows represent all ten regions of Ghana. Their biographies are available on the U.S. Embassy’s Facebook page at: http://facebook.com/USEmbassyGhana .

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the U.S. government’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which was launched in 2010. A total of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows from sub-Saharan African countries will spend the next six weeks in the United States. Groups of 25 Fellows each are assigned to 38 different American universities that offer rigorous academic coursework and leadership training.

Three of Ghana’s Fellows will participate in thePublic Management Energy Policy Institute at the University of California, Davis. In addition to leadership training, the Energy Institute will focus its academic sessions on creative and pragmatic energy policies and legal practices that foster efficient markets for energy without sacrificing the environment. Fellows will hone their awareness of the global energy system and how energy policies and laws can encourage or thwart innovation and financing.

Upon their return to Ghana in August 2017, the Fellows will continue to build the skills they have developed during their time in the United States through support from the U.S. Embassy, the YALI West Africa Regional Leadership Center, the YALI Network, and customized programming from the U.S. Agency for International Development and affiliated partners.

The Young African Leaders Initiative is a key part of the U.S. government’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. This initiative was created out of the recognition that young Africans are playing a critical and increasing role in strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa.

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