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Mandela Washington Fellows Meet and Greet

July 12 @ 5:30 pm CDT

/ $5 – $10

This event is being held in-person and is open to everyone. Ticket price is $5 for Global Minnesota members and $10 for non-members. 

Meet the University of Minnesota’s 2023 cohort of Mandela Washington Fellows! The Mandela Washington Fellowship is a nationwide program that brings young leaders from across Africa to the United States for academic and leadership training. The Fellows enrich their U.S. host communities through public service, cultural exchange, and the lasting personal ties they create during their program. They are working on projects related to aquaculture, disability rights, health and wellness programming, non-profit management, and teaching to name just a few.

Network with the next generation of leaders over light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. We’ll also have fun Minnesota-themed trivia and hear from some of the Fellows regarding their experience in Minnesota and their professional trajectory. This year’s cohort is made up of 25 young leaders from 16 different countries, including Angola, Central African Republic, Ethiopia,  Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and Zambia.

Learn more about the Fellowship here. A full list of Fellowship participants is available here.

If you require an accessibility accommodation, please contact our Events Manager Katie Kelley at kkelley@globalminnesota.org.

Presented in partnership with the Mandela Washington Fellows Program.  Thanks to promotional sponsors Citizens for Global Solutions Minnesota, Give Us Wings, the Minnesota International NGO Network, United Nations Association of Minnesota, and World without Genocide


July 12
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
$5 – $10


Global Minnesota


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