Harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in youth

May 25th, 2017|

Originally published by the London School of Economics and Political Science
May 3, 2017

Martin Namasaka , alumni from the Programme for African Leadership (PfAL), looks at three examples of African led initiatives that are building solid foundations to help countries optimise their demographic dividend.

Traceable to the continent’s exceptionally slow rate […]

Promoting human rights through art in Mauritius

May 25th, 2017|

In Mauritius, although homosexuality and trans identity are not illegal, they remain taboo and absent from legislative frameworks. Sandrine Julien, a Precinct alumna from the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship, is working to change that.

The Collectif Arc-en-Ciel (CAEC) is the main association working for the Human Rights of LGBT persons […]

April 2017 Newsletter

May 16th, 2017|

The April 2017 Monthly Newsletter for the Presidential Precinct.


March 2017 Newsletter

May 16th, 2017|

The March 2017 Monthly Newsletter for the Presidential Precinct.


For Virginia, 2019 is an opportunity to assemble emerging global leaders

May 16th, 2017|

Originally published by the Richmond Times Dispatch
March 25, 2017
By James B. Murray Jr.

When it comes to history and government, Virginia has a special trust and a unique opportunity.

Four centuries ago at Jamestown, the colony that would grow into a self-governing commonwealth and then a powerful free nation had its […]

Precinct earns Jefferson Trust grant for Global Leadership Forum

April 26th, 2017|

April 26, 2017 – Last week, the Presidential Precinct joined with 160 other initiatives that have been funded by the Jefferson Trust since 2006, earning $50,000 in preparation for the 2017 Global Leadership Forum. The Jefferson Trust is an initiative of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, and its […]

Global Founders | Episode 03: Starting and Growing Nonprofits (with Cindy Colson, Liz Silva)

April 26th, 2017|




Online course convenes over 100 global leaders

April 26th, 2017|

By: Drew Precious, Marketing & Communications Manager

Virtual classrooms are an ever expanding resource for global learners. The hurdles of traveling, both internationally and across town, are more and more frequently surpassed with rapidly advancing online course opportunities.

The Precinct believes deeply in the Power of Place and the Power of […]

Public jewelry showcase planned to follow reverse exchange opportunity in Colombia

April 6th, 2017|

“It begins with an idea and ends with a well-designed piece, with a lot of experimentation.”

That’s how Elaine Butcher describes her craft – handmade, globally inspired jewelry made from recycled metals. Although Elaine’s work is showcased around the country, she has long been designing and constructing from her boutique […]

REAVI-Baho working to end gender based violence in Burundi

March 28th, 2017|

By: Mireille Kayeye, MWF 2015 Fellow

My time at the Presidential Precinct was an eye opener and a life changing experience. When I attended the Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2015, I soon understood that I had a lot to offer to my community. This experience increased my leadership and skills […]