Friday, July 29, 2016

Senegal, Highly represented in Washington DC

Following the academic residency of the Fellowship, the 30 Senegalese fellows will head to the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, for a Presidential Summit featuring a Town Hall with President Obama. During this multiday event, Fellows take part in networking and panel discussions with US leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

At the end of the six weeks of intense training in different tracks, ten Senegalese fellows are particularly distinguished by their commitment and dedication during the program.
Indeed, they will be the voice of the whole cohort, after decision of USADF, to award a grant of $25,000 each, to Kémo TOURE and Khady NAKOULIMA. This grant will allow them to set their respective businesses - WUTIKO and NEST - at a upper level, and at the same time impact an entire community.

We will be represented in the panel discussions by moderators and speakers: Sokhna Mbathio NDIAYE  (Financial Markets / Stocks), Soukeyna Cissé DIOP  (Food security), Ciré BA , and Hadja Aminata SECK  (Higher education).

Mamadou SY and Pape Mamadou CAMARA have been designated among the official media's interlocutors, during the sessions of the Summit to be opened to press coverage, and Ndeye Khady LO will participate to the live recording of the YALI voice podcast.

And also, it is after a highly competitive process that Borso TALL  was chosen as an ignite talk speaker, representing the Arizona State University (ASU) .

Good continuation to all, and see you in DC.

Mandela Washignton Fellow 2016


  1. A pat on the back for the entire cohort! What a Great family we have here!

    Thanks so Much for sharing dear Malick! Thanks for the Great job keeping us posted and for feeding the Blog.

    This Is to be shared widely!

    Congrats again and long live MWF!

  2. Good Job!!!! EL3 and all of you!!! you made it

  3. Proud! Proud! Proud! Nice one longhorn. All keep on saying amen and more coming insha Allah for the summit

  4. Nice to have met you, Malik. Good luck in the future
    Dan & Laura