42 Zimbabweans join the Mandela Washington Fellowship Ranks

Harare, August 24, 2021 – Deputy Ambassador Thomas Hastings congratulated on the 4th of August 42 of Zimbabwe’s newest alumni of the Mandela Washington Fellowship. The Fellowship, which began in 2014, is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) which empowers young Africans through academic coursework, leadership training and networking.  Since 2014, …

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Apply Now for the 2022 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Harare, August 20, 2021: The application process for the 2022 Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) – Mandela Washington Fellowship (MWF) has opened for young African leaders between the ages of 25 and 35.  We seek to identify and select 42 eligible Zimbabweans who have a demonstrated record of leadership and accomplishment in business or civic …

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Announcing Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) 2021 Program Recruitment

Harare, August 20, 2021: Apply for the 2021 cohort of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). A White House initiative, AWE supports women entrepreneurs with the goal of building a better future for families and communities around the world. This year, the 2021 cohort focuses on women active in the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs) between 20 – 40 years of age. We …

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United States Announces $475,000 Cultural Preservation Grant for Great Zimbabwe National Monuments

Harare, November 6, 2018:  The United States Government, in cooperation with the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMZZ), has awarded a $475,000 grant to the World Monument Fund (WMF) for preservation work at the Great Zimbabwe national monuments.  Ambassador Brian A. Nichols signed the grant at a ceremony hosted by the NMMZ at the …

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U.S. basketball stars expected in Zimbabwe

Harare, August 10, 2018- Two United States- based National Basketball Association (NBA) stars- Luc Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza- will visit Zimbabwe August 17. They will conduct training and development camps for 50 pre-selected young players. “We are excited to support FAA to host Luc Mbah’s second visit to Zimbabwe as well Trevor Ariza’s first visit,” …

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U.S. supports professional development for Bulawayo women

The Women’s Development Dialogue (WDD) series is a program concluded in October 26th with a breakfast meeting. The program, sponsored by the United States Embassy   sought to empower established professionals and up-and-coming younger women.  Through monthly meetings and mentor-mentee pairings, it created a platform where women from various sectors can network and build unity, thereby …

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U.S. provides $42,000 to preserve Ndebele art form

Bulawayo, October 31, 2016: The United States, through the State Department Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), is providing $42,000 to the Bulawayo National Gallery to enable the organization to preserve and document Ndebele traditional art form of hut paintings and decorations. “I am pleased to announce that through the Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation …

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ZIFF’s ‘USA Night’ honors Prince Rogers Nelson

Harare, October 6, 2016: The United States is dedicating ‘USA Night’ (Friday October 7th 2016) at this year’s edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) to singer and song writer Prince Rogers Nelson. One of the United States’ two entries to the revitalized Festival is a feature film Purple Rain starring Prince which will …

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U.S. invites applications for 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship

Harare, September 21, 2016: The United States Embassy is thrilled to announce that the application process for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship opened today and will be open until October 26th. Eligible young leaders between the ages of 25 and 35 can apply by visiting https://yali.state.gov/apply/ . “We are excited about this opportunity for young Zimbabwean …

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