Today, HE Ambassador Dr. Seleshi welcomed to the Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C., young Ethiopian professionals that participated at the 2023’s Mandela Washington Fellowship.
Ambassador Seleshi made remarks and encouraged accomplishments of the young professionals’ career and congratulated them for representing their country as selected fellows of the Mandela Washington Fellowship as they represent brighter future generation.
A discussion was held with the young fellows on current affairs; as The Ambassador briefed them on the Embassy’s overall tasks undertaken by the diplomats and overall staff at the Embassy. The participating fellows networked with the Embassy’s staff members and visited the embassy.
Participating fellows shared their overall experience during their stay, raised various topics in the discussion; including a broad range of bright ideas stemming from their profession in Ethiopia leading on different capacities ranging from Healthcare, ICT, Business and Investment, Engineering, public and private sectors. The fellowship participants are eager to support their home country by working alongside governmental and non-governmental institutions to encourage and inspire young generations.
Mandela Washington Fellowship is held annually; an initiative taken by the US government to establish stronger ties between sub-Saharan Africa and the United States.