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YALI Network pens and stickers (State Dept./D. Durazo)

2019 is your time: Apply to be a Mandela Washington Fellow

Hundreds of young professionals from across Africa will spend a summer in the U.S. as Mandela Washington Fellows, learning how to lead. Will you be one?
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Afghan girls code out opium

Young women in Afghanistan are learning how to code — and how to speak up on national issues. Students at Code to Inspire, a computer science program for girls, built a game to call out the Taliban's opium trade.
Man in African garb speaking into a microphone (© HK Media)

The ‘Wakanda Generation’ unites for Africa

Learn about a new effort to enable young African leaders to join forces with the African-American diaspora to advance development in Africa.
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Africa’s future leaders head home

Young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa’s 49 countries are returning home with clearer visions, revived purpose, and stronger networks after a summer as Mandela Washington Fellows.
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African women entrepreneurs think big and share dreams

In many places, women shoulder much of the work and reap few of the profits while bearing most family responsibilities. The African Women's Entrepreneurship Program is changing that.
Teacher standing in front of standing students (Teach For Uganda)

How to train a generation of schoolhouse leaders

Based on the Teach For America model, Teach For Uganda tackles widespread teacher absenteeism and high dropout rates by placing university graduates in underserved primary schools across the East African country.
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Future leaders prepare to tackle global challenges

Each year dozens of young change-makers put careers on hold to learn how U.S. nonprofits tackle global challenges. They return home more fired up and better prepared than ever.
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U.S. and Israeli companies join to build a better bike

An innovative binational foundation offers grants for joint research-and-development projects combining companies in the U.S. and Israel.
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Delegates finish entrepreneurship event with big plans [video]

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India is over, but not its impact. It could spawn the next big tech business and inspire women to start their own.