Mandela Washington Fellows Press Conference

US Ambassador at YALI 2016 Press Conference
US Ambassador David Gilmour remarks at YALI 2016 Press Conference

The Embassy officially presented the twelve young Togolese who will participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship at a June 9 press conference.  The “Fellows” answered questions from the press about their six-week study program at a variety of universities in the United States.  In addition, they will participate in a summit with President Obama prior to their departure.  Ambassador Gilmour stressed that these young people will return to Togo with innovative ideas that will lead to a more democratic, secure, and prosperous country.

YALI 2016 Press Conference
YALI 2016 Press Conference