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Apply For The 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship


Applications for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship is open and will run until the 26th of October 2016. The fellowship, introduced in 2014, is part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) which is geared towards investing in the growth and future of Africa’s young leaders.

Nigerian youths between the ages of 25 to 35 and with a proven record of leadership in public service, entrepreneurship, or civic engagement and a demonstrated commitment to community service, are encouraged to apply.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a merit-based competition and since its inception, 186 young Nigerians have participated. For application and further information visit

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