As Somaliland Community in the US meets the Mandela Washington Fellows after program conclusion
Somalilandsun- The Somaliland Community in the United States of America warmly welcomed Somaliland Mandela Washington Fellows in Washington DC.
Jamal Y. Daroor, the chairman of the Community and other members invited the fellows who have been in the US as part of 1, 000 young African leaders who are Mandela Washington Fellows.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, empowers the fellows “through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking”. The fellows are between the ages of 25 and 35 and came from 48 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The fellows appreciated the Community and expressed their gratitude in meeting with them.
The Community welcomed the fellows and encouraged them to continue their work and promised to network and link with them to upgrade the works they are doing in Somaliland.
The fellows who attended the meeting are Guleid Ahmed Jama, Hodon Adam Ali, Rahma Abdirahman Ahmed and Roda Abdilahi Ali.
In the 2017 program the Fellowship provided up to 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home. Institutes focused on leadership and skills development in one of three tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship, Civic Leadership, or Public Management.
. The first three classes of Fellows represented all 49 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and included equal numbers of men and women among them the trio from Somaliland of Guleid Ahmed Jama, Hodon Adam Ali, Rahma Abdirahman Ahmed and Roda Abdilahi Ali whose selection for inclusion was based on established records of accomplishment in promoting innovation and positive impact in their organizations, institutions, communities, and country as a whole.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since its start in 2014, the program has empowered young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking.