Dickey Joins Obama Initative for Young African Leaders

April 8, 2014

Dartmouth College will provide hands-on training to 25 young African leaders this summer as part of President Obama’s effort to promote economic prosperity, democracy, peace, and security in their home countries.

The Washington Fellowship program is the new flagship of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which was announced during his visit to Africa in 2013. The program is overseen by the U.S. State Department and the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX).

“We’re delighted that Dartmouth was selected to participate in this White House initiative,” said Daniel Benjamin, director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. “Our work in YALI will help expand Dartmouth’s international engagement and give us important insights into capacity-building work in the developing world, which is going to be a major growth area for the U.S. in the decades to come.”

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