YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship 2019 para Jovens Líderes Africanos (Totalmente Financiado para os EUA)

Prazo de inscrição: Outubro 10th 2018

A bolsa Mandela Washington para jovens líderes africanos, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of the Iniciativa dos Jovens Líderes Africanos (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. In 2019, the Fellowship will provide 700 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. college or university with support for professional development after they return home.
The Fellows, who are between the ages of 25 and 35, have established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and countries. In 2018, Fellows represented a diverse group of leaders from 48 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Twenty five Fellows identified as having a disability, and 51 percent of Fellows were women.Eligibility Requirements:Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The Mandela Washington Fellowship is open to young African leaders who meet the following criteria:

  • Estão entre as idades de 25 e 35 no momento do envio da inscrição, embora candidatos excepcionais com idades entre 21-24 sejam considerados.
  • Não são cidadãos dos EUA ou residentes permanentes dos Estados Unidos.
  • São elegíveis para receber um visto dos Estados Unidos J-1.
  • Não são funcionários ou membros da família imediata de funcionários do governo dos EUA (incluindo uma embaixada ou consulado dos EUA, a USAID e outras entidades do governo dos EUA).
  • É proficiente em ler, escrever e falar inglês. Os candidatos que são surdos devem consultar as Instruções de Aplicação para obter mais informações.
  • São cidadãos e residentes de um dos seguintes países: Angola, Benin, Botsuana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Camarões, Cabo Verde, República Centro-Africana, Chade, Comores, República Democrática do Congo (RDC), República do Congo, Costa Marfim, Djibuti, Guiné Equatorial, Eritreia, Eswatini, Etiópia, Gabão, Gâmbia, Gana, Guiné, Guiné-Bissau, Quénia, Lesoto, Libéria, Madagáscar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritânia, Maurícias, Moçambique, Namíbia, Níger, Nigéria, Ruanda, São Tomé e Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Serra Leoa, Somália, África do Sul, Sudão do Sul, Sudão, Tanzânia, Togo, Uganda, Zâmbia e Zimbábue.

U.S.-based activities

Leadership Institutes: Each Mandela Washington Fellow takes part in a six-week Leadership Institute at a U.S. college or university in one of three tracks: Business, Civic Engagement, or Public Management. The intensive model includes linkages between academic sessions, site visits, professional networking opportunities, leadership training, community service, and organized cultural activities.

Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit: Following the academic component of the Fellowship, the Fellows visit Washington, D.C., for a Summit featuring networking and panel discussions with U.S. leaders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Professional Development Experience: Seventy selected Fellows remain in the United States to participate in a four-week Professional Development Experience with U.S. non-governmental organizations, private companies, and governmental agencies that relate to their professional interests and goals. The PDE is designed to give Fellows practical training and the opportunity to learn transferable skills, expand their professional networks, and apply concepts learned at their Institutes to real-world situations in the U.S. context.

Africa-based activities

Upon returning to their home countries, Fellows continue to build the skills they have developed during their time in the United States through support from U.S. embassies, four Regional Leadership Centers, the YALI Network, and customized programming from USAID, the Department of State, and affiliated partners. Through these experiences, select Mandela Washington Fellows have access to ongoing professional development opportunities, mentoring, networking and training, and support for their ideas, businesses, and organizations. Fellows may also apply for their American partners to travel to Africa to continue project-based collaboration through the Reciprocal Exchange Component.

Critérios de Seleção

Os painéis de seleção usarão os seguintes critérios para avaliar aplicativos (não em ordem de importância):

  • Um registro comprovado de liderança e realização em serviço público, negócios ou engajamento cívico.
  • Compromisso demonstrado com serviço público ou comunitário, voluntariado ou orientação.
  • A capacidade de trabalhar cooperativamente em diversos grupos e respeitar as opiniões dos outros.
  • Fortes habilidades sociais e de comunicação.
  • Uma atitude positiva e enérgica.
  • Conhecimento demonstrado, interesse e experiência profissional no setor / faixa preferida.
  • O compromisso de retornar à África e aplicar habilidades de liderança e treinamento para beneficiar o país e / ou a comunidade do candidato após o retorno ao país.


12 de Setembro de 2018 | Aplicativo abre
3 de outubro de 2018 | Aplicativo fecha
2018 dez.-fev. 2019 | Semifinalistas entrevistados por embaixadas e consulados locais dos EUA
Final de março 2019 | Os candidatos são notificados do seu estado
Maio 2019 | Processamento de vistos e orientações pré-embarque para finalistas
Meados de junho 2019 | Irmandade começa nos Estados Unidos

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  1. I am a young man of age 31, I was born at Cape Coast on 29 December 1986 . My passion is to see to it that children between the ages of 7 to 15 have better education since they find it very easy to consume much at this stage . This passion of my grew when I was offering my national service in a village here in Ghana called Odembo in Central Region.I personally organized an extra studies for them because the parents were not prepared to pay. I believe with your help I can do much better.Hope to hear from you soon.

  2. Education is powerful vehicule for developement and one of the best ways to reduce poverty, raise health levels Promote. The YALI programme is a boon for African youth to strengten thier capacity-building links on the Community scale.
    Melhores cumprimentos.
    Consultant Developement Pôles
    Central Africa Republic(CAR)

  3. I am a young man of age 30, from the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. I am a Chartered Accountancy professional and my preferred track is Leadership in Business.
    I am currently working with a solar energy company as the Financial and Administrative Manager.
    I am also working on a project of creation of rice production units in my community, and I would like to emplement this project up to 2019.
    My long term goal is to create my own company and help my community to be economically independent.For my dream is to become a Leader in Business and fight against poverty in the world.
    To conclude, I would like to congratulate the initiators of YALI for these opportunities they are giving to the African youth: opportunities to make a better Africa. And this mission is in our hands.

  4. Hello, I’m was born at Conakry capital of Guinea on 19 December 1995 , I am 22 years old, I like study to improve my knowledge, I dream to be a famous because I love helping people . I know that, it isn’t easy to be poor that’s my status and I don’t speak English friendly because I live in French country but I promise to speak it. So need your hand to fulfill my dream towards my country . I thank you for your bravely


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