Here are the 10 young Togolese selected for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship  

Thursday, 30 May 2019 13:29
Here are the 10 young Togolese selected for the 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship  

(Togo First) - This year, ten young Togolese, six women and four men, were selected to benefit from the Mandela Washington Fellowship – YALI launched by former US President Barack Obama in 2014.

The youth will be trained over a six-week period at some of the biggest US universities. The courses, which combine theory and practice, are in the following category: business and entrepreneurship, civic engagement and public administration.

At the end of the six weeks, the participants (700 overall) will attend mentorship and networking workshops for three days in Washington DC. They will also on this occasion meet with prominent figures.

In Togo, selected beneficiaries are: 

Civic engagement: 

Adzo Agouvi, Managing Director, Cathina House International

Hamdiya Katchirika, Journalist and blogger, specialised in women leadership issues

Ayi Renaud Dossavi, Journalist at Togofirst, and writer

Peace Vera Ahadji, Project manager and founder of Hands from above

Hombalotouna Attegoua, Administrative assistant, in charge of water and sanitation at Jeunes Volontaires pour l’Environnement (JVE)

 Public administration :

Komi Ognadon Aokou, Analyst at Tony Blair Institute of Global Change

Sonia Afi Akpedze Mitchikpe, works at Eco Activist of Governance and Law Enforcement (EAGL)

Business and entrepreneurship

Eklou Ida Amemassovor, programmer who trains young African talents at Afriworkers

Délali Akossiwa Kpotufe, works at Maison TV5 Monde

Kondi Komi-K Nusianunyoa, Ceo of E-Media 

YALI is a program that supports Young African leaders in their efforts to promote growth and prosperity, boost democratic governance and foster peace and security in Africa.

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