The 2017 MWF Edition of the Presidential Precinct’s monthly newsletter.

    THE EXCHANGE  |  MANDELA WASHINGTON FELLOWSHIP EDITION
Last week, Presidential Precinct celebrated the graduation of our 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows at William & Mary. Over the past 6-weeks, these 25 visionary leaders from 18 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa have learned from one another at the birthplace of modern day democracy.

The value of this program is continually evident. As Ella Abatan from Benin stated, 
“This is the best platform for us to engage in meaningful and productive discussion about the future of our continent.”

Watch the Fellows’ inspiring films to learn how our 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows plan to impact change in their countries and experience the program first-hand through the below photos, speeches and stories.

PROGRAM PERSPECTIVES

CHRISTIANA KALLON YALI Through the Eyes of Precinct Staff

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DZIKAMAI BERE
Leadership Thoughts from a 2017 Fellow



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TEMITOPE KALEJAIYE
Amnesty International Awarded Documentary



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#MWFLive | WEEKLY PANEL DISCUSSIONS
#MWFLive is now considered one of the biggest successes of YALI 2017. Six panel discussions were live streamed through Facebook and on our website, giving Fellows the opportunity to share their work and dialogue in a formal setting about issues faced in their home communities. In total, six broadcasts were streamed from five of our partner sites.

41,200 people reached | over 30,000 distinct viewers
THE 2017 AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM
The Africa Business Forum brought together global business executives, government officials, academic leaders, and Mandela Washington Fellows from 18 African countries to discuss today’s business environment in Africa and opportunities for spurring economic growth, good governance, and private sector investment. YALI 2017 Fellows were given the opportunity to dialogue at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

20 corporations represented with business in Africa
BUILDING A GLOBAL COMMUNITY
The Presidential Precinct supports all 3,500 Mandela Washington Fellows through the Presidential Precinct Network. Fellows have access to ongoing support, training, and access to dignitaries and policy experts representing business, government, academia and civil society.
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