May 09, 2019 11:30 AM
Kimm Harris
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The Mandela Washington Fellow Program has been hosted at the University of Iowa for three years and will have 25 Fellows again this summer.  

The program was started four years ago to identify entrepreneurs and leaders in Sub-Saharan Africa and bring them to the US for six weeks.  This is a very competitive program with over 40,000 applicants for 700 positions at 25 Universities. It is also quite competitive for the Universities so we are very proud to be selected year after year.

This is allowing the Fellows to learn from us and Iowa based companies and individuals developing opportunities in Africa.