2019 YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation

On May 20, the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam organized a pre-departure orientation for Tanzania’s 26 2019 Young African Leadership Initiative Mandela Washington Fellowship participants.  During her welcoming remarks the U.S. Chargé d’affaires, Dr. Inmi Patterson, encouraged the fellows to be proactive and creative participants in the program, noting that the United States Government is investing in the future of Tanzania through this program.  The 2019 cohort marks the sixth group of YALI fellows to depart for the United States since the program began in 2014.  With more than 200 Tanzanian alumni now shaping the direction of the country, the program supports emerging youth in business, public management and civil leadership.