YALI 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Are you a young African leader wishing to explore and share ideas? If ‘yes’ then it will be nice if you apply for the YALI 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship, which is meant for young Africans.

The YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship is a yearly program. Read also: How to Apply for Facebook Fellowship 2022

Successful applicants are meant to share their experiences with other Fellows, including United State (U.S) citizens.

The Fellowship course will be held at a U.S University or college for a duration of a month and two weeks (6 weeks).

Benefits of YALI 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship

  1. Opportunity to expand your expertise by exploring industries beyond your usual daily routine.
  2. Opportunity to attend a summit in Washington with other fellows.
  3. Be opportune to meet with U.S Government, business gurus, and civic leaders.
  4. Be opportune to straighten your work via newly acquired skills, ideas, and connections.


The required criteria are;

  1. Be within 25 to 35 years of age within the application period.
  2. Should not be a U.S citizen or permanent resident there.
  3. Be able to receive a U.S visa.
  4. Should not be a family member to anyone working with the U.S government.
  5. Be proficient in English Language, especially on writing, reading, and speaking.
  6. Not alumni of Mandela Washington Fellowship, and should reside in any of the eligible country.
  7. Be a bonafide citizen(s) from any of the following countries;
  • Nigeria
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Cabo verde
  • Ivory coast
  • Central African Republic
  • Comoros
  • Ethiopia
  • Djibouti
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Eswatini
  • Gambia
  • Eritrea
  • Gabon
  • Liberia
  • Lesotho
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Mali
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Rwanda
  • Niger
  • Malawi
  • Mauritania
  • Namibia
  • Mauritius
  • Senegal
  • Sao Tome
  • South Africa
  • Mozambique
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • Somalia
  • Seychelles
  • Zimbabwe
  • Uganda.Tanzania
  • Zambia

Note: Applicants within 21 to 24 years might be considered.

How To Apply For YALI 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Interested and qualified applicants are to apply online via https://mwfellows.info/apply before the application deadline.

Accepted applicants will be able to run any of the following courses; Public Management, Civic Engagement, or Business within the stipulated duration.

Closing Date

The deadline for this very application is 15th of September, 2021.

For further enquiry about the YALI 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship visit the official portal by clicking here

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