News about the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program at UC Davis


Veterinarian from Ghana Completes Mandela Fellowship with HSVMA

November 06, 2018
Dr. Joannishka K. Dsani was placed as an intern with the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA) through the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship and considers it a "life-changing experience."

My Global Education: A New World Perspective

August 23, 2018
Tene Goodwin, UC Davis College of Letters and Science student and current Gilman International Scholarship recipient, shares her global education experience working with the UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows in July of 2018.

Adaku Ufere-Awoonor: My Mandela Washington Fellowship 2018 Experience

August 23, 2018
My work involves effecting social change, by exploring the relationship between energy access and gender-based violence through international development organizations, so I was placed in the Public Management track at the University of California, Davis. I had the most unique experiences of my life in the six weeks I spent there.

Mandela Fellows Find Spirit of Community Engagement Through Service

August 02, 2018
Community service is one cornerstone of the Mandela Washington Fellowship and during their six weeks in California, the 25 young African leaders at UC Davis explored a myriad of ways to uplift and give back to the local communities. In total, the 2018 UC Davis Mandela Washington Fellows planted 30 trees in Woodland, pruned and mulched 59 trees along the Davis greenbelt, harvested 960 pounds of produce and volunteered eight hours to prepare and serve meals for Davis Community Meals.

Recent Grad Documenting Mandela Fellows Visit

July 20, 2018
Tene Goodwin, who graduated from the UC Davis College of Letters and Science this spring with a degree in economics and minor in professional writing, started immediately using her educational and international background by documenting the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders visit to UC Davis.

UCD welcomes Mandela Fellows, focusing on public management

June 27, 2018
Arriving this past Thursday and staying through July 27, 24 Mandela Fellows from 17 countries will participate in a program through UC Davis Global Affairs which includes programming focused on public finance and planning, public relations and transparency, community engagement and policy evaluation.