USAID Acting Administrator Wade Warren Provides Welcome Remarks at 2017 Mandela Washington Leadership Summit

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 28, 2017
USAID Press Office
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U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator Wade Warren will join the Department of State in welcoming the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Summit, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which represents the United States' investment in the next generation of African leaders. The Summit brings together 1,000 talented young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa who play important roles in enhancing peace and security, spurring economic growth, and strengthening democratic institutions in the United States and Africa.

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is a program of the U.S. Government. For more information about the 2017 Summit, please visit:

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WHEN: Monday, July 31,2017, 9-9:30AM EDT
WHERE: Marriott Marquis Hotel
901 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001

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