Welcome Home Mandela-Washington Fellows!

Current and former YALI participants join Chargé d’Affaires Rick Bell and Deputy Chief of Mission Chahrazed Sioud to share their YALI experiences and discuss their plans for the future.

The U.S. Embassy is proud to welcome home 2018 Mandela-Washington Fellows Ms. Djim-Hmadje Solkem Nadine, Mr. Israel Djonabaye, Mr. Badjigui Kendoara, and Mr. Mystère Belmamou Diksia. These four Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) participants joined 700 other young leaders from sub-Saharan Africa for six-week long Leadership Institutes at U.S. colleges and universities across the United States, followed by the Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit in Washington, D.C. Mr. Djonabaye was also selected for a four-week Professional Development Experience with an American company.

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