2023 Mandela Washington Fellow Shange-Ndamona Mungoba shares her Namibian Food Security Sustainability Strategy with U.S. Secretary of State

Shange-Ndamona Mungoba, a 2023 MWF was placed at Jackson State University (Mississippi, USA) for Business & Entrepreneurship professional development. Her cohort was made up of fellows from 23 sub-Saharan African countries, with 24 other fellows who collectively serve their communities in Agri-Business, Agri-Processing and Food Trade & Food Security initiatives. The 6-week training program was ... Read More»

Sixteen Namibian Youth Participants Selected for the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

U.S. Embassy Namibia is proud to announce that 16 participants across eight regions in Namibia have been selected to participate in the 2023 Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) for Young African Leaders. Launched in 2014, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the U.S. commitment to ... Read More»

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Long at the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellows Departure

Good afternoon, Mandela Washington Fellows! It is my pleasure to be here today to re-congratulate you on your selection for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship program and to introduce you to the Namibian people. All of you should be enormously proud of your accomplishment. Congratulations. To the members of the media with us here today: ... Read More»

2022 Mandela Washington Fellows Depart for the United States

Today, a group of sixteen young Namibian leaders departed for the United States to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF), launched in 2014, is the flagship program of former-U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Since ... Read More»

Sister Kashala – Business and Entrepreneurship, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta Georgia

Sister Kashala works as a Quantity Surveyor for Nexus Building Contractors while concurrently pursuing a Masters in Property Studies at the University of Cape Town. She commits to disrupting construction industry norms, defying conventional gender roles, and redefining the role of women in construction. Amidst her trailblazing in the industry, she is the founder of ... Read More»
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