The fellowship, sponsored by the State Department, brings 1,000 leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 from across Africa to universities for six weeks.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison is hosting a project designed to explore women’s existing roles in African peacemaking and to see what lessons can be gleaned from their mostly informal initiatives.
Twenty-five young African leaders came to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus for a six-week academic and leadership institute June 17 through July 31 as part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and hosted by the UW–Madison African Studies Program.
For the first time since 2007, Susan Gold, a nurse clinician at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, won’t be heading to Kenya this year to help teens learn to live with HIV/AIDS. The 10 students who would have traveled with her in the Global Health Field Experience are making other plans in the wake of the UW–Madison decision to suspend all student travel to the country.
Fatima Sadiqi, who founded a women's organization working on family law reforms and women's rights in her native Morocco, will speak on "North African Women's Rights in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring" as this year's J. Jobe Soffa and Marguerite Jacqmin Soffa Distinguished International Visitor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.