To say that former UC Davis Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow Itzel Morales (2016-17, México) is responsible for climate leadership in Latin America is no understatement. Through her work with Climate Reality Latin America, she is the official coordinator of climate activists throughout Latin America, including her home country of México, overseeing 1,260 climate leaders representing 20 countries.
In preparation for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, the UC Davis Mandela Fellows shared about the work they are doing or plan to do in their home countries, and their thoughts on an issue of importance to them. Their presentations center around the theme: “Inspiring Innovation and Growth through Leadership.”
On June 19, UC Davis welcomed 24 young African professionals for its six-week Mandela Washington Fellowship. The fellows, all leaders in their respective fields, will be in Davis through July 28 for a program organized by UC Davis Global Affairs. This year’s fellows are the fourth cohort that UC Davis has hosted since its inaugural fellowship in 2016.
This year’s 2018-19 UC Davis Humphrey Fellows volunteered in the community, traveled to Washington D.C. and various states for meetings at public and private agencies, gave class and community presentations, attended forums and conferences, and networked and collaborated with professionals.
Shafat Sultan, from India, spent the 2013-14 academic year at UC Davis for professional development and collaboration through the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program at UC Davis. The following details memories of his time in the U.S. and at UC Davis.
On June 19, UC Davis Global Affairs welcomed 24 young professionals from Sub-Saharan Africa as part of its fourth Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative.
Climate change impacts every country on earth and it is becoming increasingly urgent. Four 2018-19 Humphrey Fellows at UC Davis from different continents will share presentations focusing on climate change in their home countries of Bolivia, Russia, Tanzania and Estonia.
At the Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit, Fellows—elected as representatives of the 20 academic host institutions—present short, dynamic ignite talks on the themes equality, ethics, and opportunity. This is the text from Abraham Genetu Tiruneh's 2018 ignite talk.
For the 29th year, UC Davis has been selected to host the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, an initiative of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE).