U.S. higher education institutions selected to host Mandela Washington Fellows

February 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to announce the 27 U.S. universities, including the University of Iowa, that have been selected to host 700 Mandela Washington Fellows in summer 2018.

Meet the Fellow: Ana Castelbranco

July 26, 2017

Ana Castelbranco is the founder of Kamarta, a brand of national food products in Angola. Two years ago, after she returned home from working in London for seven years, Ana realized that her home country didn’t have any local food products being sold at their markets. When she tried to sell her mom’s homemade chili to some local markets, she saw the need for a wider variety of products.

Starting Their Own Business to Improve Lives in Africa

July 25, 2016

The University of Iowa's Mandela Washington Fellows want more than to create a business, they want to transform their countries.

Meet the Entrepreneur Changing the Tech Scene in Senegal

July 9, 2016

Awa Caba, a University of Iowa Mandela Washington Fellow, is a young entrepreneur from Dakar, Senegal. She works to connect business women in Senegal with the internet to enhance their influence.

Mandela Fellows Land in Iowa City

June 23, 2016

A group of 25 emerging entrepreneurs from sub-Saharan Africa arrived in Iowa City for the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. They will be staying at the University of Iowa for six weeks and will be be taking classes and touring the state.

BTN LiveBIG: Mandela Washington Fellows Experience Big Ten Hospitality

June 20, 2016

Multiple Big Ten universities are hosting some of the 1,000 African students who are in the U.S. as a part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship program. The program has three tracks: Business and Entrepreneurship Institutes, Civic Leadership Institutes, and Public Management Institutes.

Mandela Fellows to Start UI Visit Friday, June 17

June 16, 2016

The U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders is sending 25 young African professionals to the University of Iowa for a six-week entrepreneurial education program.

UI to Host Mandela Washington Fellows this Summer

February 15, 2016

As a part of the U.S. State Department's Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders, the University of Iowa will be hosting 25 young business and government leaders from many sub-Saharan African countries this summer.