Mandela Washington Fellowship

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The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), empowers young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking opportunities. The fellowship, which began in 2014, has already engaged 2,000 young leaders from every country in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through this initiative, young African leaders are gaining the skills and connections they need to accelerate their own career trajectories and contribute more robustly to strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security in Africa. Then Mandela Washington Fellowship is a program of the United States Government. The U.S. components are administered by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and supported by IREX, a U.S. non-governmental agency.

From mid-June to early August 2017, the Mandela Washington Fellowship will provide 1,000 young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, grow their professional networks, and increase their knowledge of the United States.

Public Management Institute on Energy Policy

An overall goal for Fellows in the Public Management Institute on Energy Policy at UC Davis is to acquire knowledge and experience from UC Davis and other California experts who are leading the effort to advance energy policies, business strategies, and technologies, with a focus on the sustainability of the energy sector from an environmental and economic standpoint. To achieve this, we will provide Fellows with insights from professionals working for local electric utilities, regulators in state government, and private industry in the areas of energy distribution, both on and off the grid, renewable energy generation, energy efficiency technologies, and energy policy.