32 Results Are Tagged With "Sub-Saharan Africa"

YES Abroad Alumna Receives Citizen Diplomacy Award for Dedication to Service, Cultural Exchange

After her exchange, Sarah Bibbey cofounded an NGO in Kumasi, Ghana called Enliven Mama Africa, which empowers Ghanaian mothers through a diverse portfolio of strategies.

Fulbright Alumna Story: The Africa We Know

Fulbright Alumna, Gessye G, produced a documentary during her Fulbright scholarship at American University called "The Africa We Know."

Microfinancing Women’s Empowerment in Guinea

Fresh from his Young African Leaders Initiative experience, Alpha Bacar started Jatropha, a microfinance organization focusing on women’s empowerment, which was also the first business incubator created in Guinea.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.

Mandela Washington Fellows and Mentees Connected for Social Change

Connect Camps bring together Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni and their mentees to share expertise, learn about human-centered design, test entrepreneurial approaches, and work with low-bandwidth technology for collaboration.

Mandela Washington Fellows Find Solutions for Africa’s Toughest Challenges

The fellows' crowdfunding campaigns launched on November 17 and will end on December 31, 2014.

Join Hands to Drive Ebola Out

2010 Hubert H. Humphrey alumnus Joe Bangura uses his status as a national radio personality to provide information and motivation to his wide audience in Sierra Leone to fight against the spread of Ebola. Joe's business and leadership experience combined with his entrepreneurial spirit also drives micro-finance ventures for several small- and medium-sized companies in his home country.

Bringing Healthcare Information Technology to the 21st Century

YALI 2012 alum Arthur Zang made his mark with his Cardio Pad invention and now plans to expand his operation and relocate production to his home country Cameroon to benefit the local economy.

OneBeat, YALI Alumnus "Gets Loud" About Social Justice

OneBeat and Mandela Washington Fellowship alumnus Alain Chirwisa of the DRC makes socially conscious music and art, focusing on social justice and women's issues.

Mandela Washington Fellow Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye Receives 2014 Knight International Journalism Award

Nigerian Mandela Washington Fellow Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye received the award two weeks before she embarked on her fellowship experience in the U.S. with the Young African Leaders Initiative.

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