UC Davis to Host First Energy Institute for Obama's Young African Leaders Program

West Village at UC Davis
West Village at UC Davis is the largest planned zero-net energy project in the United States.

By Julia Ann Easley, Strategic Communications

"Twenty-five young African leaders will leverage the world leadership of the University of California, Davis, in zero-net energy and its global experience to tackle energy challenges in their countries.

They will come to UC Davis for the first and only energy-themed institute offered through the Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

The State Department and IREX, the international nonprofit that administers the fellowship program, today (Feb. 9) announced the 36 universities that will host six-week summer programs — also in business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership and public management — for about 1,000 fellows."

Read more at UC Davis News.