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Mandela Washington Community Panel- Community Development and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from Across Africa

  • 06 Sep 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Posner Center, 1031 33rd Street, Denver, CO 80205


Event Details

6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Presentation and Audience Q+A


The Posner Center is located in a residential area. Please visit their website to view a map of the best places to park. 

Directions to venue here.


About Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

Now in its fourth year, the Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and embodies the U.S. government’s commitment to invest in the future of Africa. The Fellows arrived in June 2017 for six weeks of intensive executive leadership training, networking, and skills building at U.S. universities, followed by a summit in Washington, D.C.

About The Panelists

Ibrahim Conteh – Sierra Leone, Civic Leadership, 2017

Ibrahim Conteh has a background in project management, advocacy, sexual reproductive health, women's rights, and food security. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Peace and Conflict studies at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. Ibrahim has four years working experience with various nonprofit sectors on issues like sexual reproductive health, food security, advocacy, and women and girls' issues. He is presently an Assistant Program Officer for the Save the Children organization. He works on implementing the cash transfer program with Food Emergency for Ebola Virus Disease support (FEEDs) for vulnerable households in the Kailahun district, Eastern Sierra Leone. Upon completion of the program, he will like to return home to contribute towards the peaceful development of his community.

Paulo Emanuel D'Alva - São Tomé and Príncipe, Business & Entrepreneurship, 2017              

Paulo Emanuel D'Alva is an Architect and Deputy Director of a larger architecture firm. In 2016, Paulo developed a business project that addresses the issue of food security in Africa that would provide growth in family income for farmers and low-income families. This initiative earned him the title "Top 50 Entrepreneurs with The Most Significant and Sustainable Impact to Create Jobs and Improve Lives in Africa". His project aims at linking small farmers to main markets, by leveraging the B2B e-commerce web platform to the agricultural sector. Over the next five years, he plans to start his project and mentor the youth in his community to develop their entrepreneurial capacity.

Rachel Samuel Nungu - Tanzania, Public Management, 2017

Rachel Nungu has over 3 years' experience in health sector, focusing on advocacy of health rights. Currently, she is a National Coordinator for Tanzania Clubfoot Care Organization, the local NGO that deals with promoting clubfoot treatment in her country. She focuses on advocating, training, and supporting access of treatment to children with clubfoot across the country. Rachel holds medical degree and she is also completing her Master's in Public Health at Bugando Medical School back in her country. Upon completion of the Mandela Fellowship, Rachel plans to return home to continue with her work in advocating for health rights in her community through promoting improvement in quality of health service delivery.

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