We are officially launching the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship program! The MWF is open to young leaders in Ethiopia who meet the following criteria:
- Are citizens of and residents of Ethiopia;
- Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission;
- Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States;
- Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa;
- Are not employees or immediate family members of employees of the U.S. Government;
- Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English; and
- Are not already alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Please visit mwfellows.info/apply to start your application. Share the information with your community members. The application closes on 9 October.
2020 MWF Information Sessions in Addis Ababa and other cities
You can attend our information sessions during the application period in the following cities. MWF team and MWF alumni will be available to respond to questions from applicants at the info sessions.
September 17, September 19, September 24, September 26, October 1, October 3 and October 8
All sessions in Addis Ababa will take place at the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA), or Wemezekir from 4:00-5:30 PM. All sessions will have a sign language interpreter and the venue is wheelchair accessible.
Information sessions on September 19, September 26, and October 3 will go live on Facebook.
Friday, September 20
Semera University, Administration Building at 4:00 PM
Saturday, September 21
Tourist hotel at 9:00 AM
Mekelle University, Adi-Haqi campus, Room A-5: 101 at 9:00 AM
Adama Science and Technology University at 10:00 AM
Axum University at 10:00 AM
Monday, September 23
Jimma American Corner at 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 25
Ambo University main hall at 3:00 PM
Thursday, September 25
Bamboo hotel at 9:00 AM
Thursday, September 26
Shambalala International Hotel at 9:00 AM
Sunday, September 29
Harari Education Bureau Hall at 9:00 AM
Africa Hotel at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, October 1
Haramaya University Old Senate Hall, Haramaya University Main Campus at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 2
South Omo zone administration office (mikir bet adarash) in front of Jinka old airport at 9:00 AM
Debre Birhan University PR Hall at 4:00 PM
Special Session for people with disabilities
Sarem Hotel at 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 3
Golden Gate hotel at 2:00 PM
Friday, October 4
Kombolcha Technology Institute, Wollo University at 9:00 AM
Saturday, October 5
Dire Dawa American Corner at 3:00 AM
Jigjiga University Seminar hall at 10:00 AM
Moyale Hospital ART Unit at 4:00 PM
Hawassa University at 2:00 Pm
Check this page regularly for list of additional cities and venue and time of the briefings.