Washington Fellowship

Washington Fellowship

ABBIGAL Muleya’s journey to America that started with a seven-hour bus ride from Binga to Harare became United States President Barack Obama’s anecdote ...

500 Washington fellowship for young African leaders, among them them 30 Zimbabweans, are at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington to meet Barack Obama ...

Motivational speaker and radio disc jockey Tafadzwa Nyamuzihwa shares the maxim of the organization he founded, “All lives are worthy and deserve a chance.” ...

Social entrepreneur and human rights activist James Bayanaisays his mission is to see the gap between the “haves” and “have nots” reduced. ...

Chemical engineer and industrialist Tendai Tambudze is playing her part in reviving Zimbabwe’s manufacturing industry. ...

Computer scientist and banker Zandile Lambu says Africa is in dire need of effective and transformational leadership. ...

University student and technology enthusiast Takunda Chingonzo says the invitation to participate in President Obama’s YALI had an immediate impact on his work. ...

Mining engineer Norman Mukwakwami is part of the Zimbabwean civil society response to addressing issues of accountability and transparency ...

Social entrepreneur Irene Chikumbo is using technological innovation to accelerate economic growth and social development in Zimbabwe. ...

When Dr. Marlon-Ralph Nyakabau received news of his selection as a 2014 Washington Fellow, part of President Obama’s Young African Leaders initiative ...

Micro-finance guru, James Msipa, believes that access to financial services is a basic human right and introducing micro-insurance can encourage a savings ...

Award-winning free enterprise enthusiast Tinotenda Pasi is using her skills to raise funds to promote women’s and youth empowerment initiatives ...

Public policy advocate, Emmanuel Ndlovu, says there is a need to devise models of development that will help transform underrepresented and underdeveloped communities. ...

Wildlife and ecology expert, Edson Gandiwa, believes developing the capacity of youth to tackle conservation challenges is the key to unlocking Africa’s potential. ...

Author, economist and disability activist, Edmore Masendeke, embodies the name of the organization he established, Endless Possibilities. ...

Legal expert Moses Nkomo is a strong believer in the capacity of Africa to rise above its present challenges and setbacks to take its place on the global stage. ...

Development consultant Tayson Mudarikiri says his priority, after completing a six week exchange program in the United States, is to lead engagement ...

Choreographer Brian Geza is on a mission to learn how arts organisations in the United States integrate arts into the formal education system. ...

Young sexual and reproductive health rights activist, Charmaine Picardo, says her participation in the Washington Fellowship will assist her in developing ...

Environmental activist and award winning innovation entrepreneur, Verengai Mabika, says programs such as the Washington Fellowship generate the confidence youth need to attain greater heights. ...

Working in the Zambezi Valley, women’s empowerment activist, Abbigail Muleya, has a desire to see women and girls taking up leadership positions so they find solutions to the challenges they face. ...

Pan-African human rights defender, Rumbidzai Dube, wants strong institutional structures to promote accountability and good governance. ...

Zimbabwean fashion and media entrepreneur and women empowerment activist, Mellisa Mazingi, believes her participation in President Obama’s Young Leaders Initiative will give her new contacts, outlooks and perspectives. ...

Development worker, Greaterman Chivandire, has spent the past five years working to increase the capacity of youth and people with disabilities ...

Zimbabwean investor, researcher and innovation enthusiast, Taurai Chinyamakobvu, sees the so-called “backwardness” of Africa as an opportunity. ...

Young entrepreneur, Addi Tinashe Mavengere, says class-based disparities in access to information are a hindrance to development. ...

Award winning journalist, communicator and development activist Sibusisiwe Ndlovu- Bhebhe looks forward to participating in the Washington Fellowship. ...

Harare, May 15, 2014:The U.S. Embassy announced this week that 30 Zimbabweans have been invited to participate in the first ever YALI Washington Fellowship. ...