Purdue University has been selected as a partner with the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to host 25 of Africa's emerging entrepreneurs for an academic and leadership institute this summer.
Beginning in mid-June, Purdue will host the African business and entrepreneurship leaders for a six-week academic and leadership institute based in Discovery Park, the U.S. Department of State and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) announced Wednesday (Feb. 10).
The Mandela Washington Fellowship - the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative launched in 2014 - empowers young African leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, mentoring, networking, professional opportunities and support for activities in their communities.
"During their time at Purdue, these bright and motivated entrepreneurs from Africa will learn, through academic coursework and networking, how to turn their knowledge into economic and social value that will enable them to change lives around the world and in their own communities," says Suresh Garimella, Purdue executive vice president for research and partnerships. http://bit.ly/20VYz42