“To be able to empower others, you need to first empower yourself”

Lenah KLenah Kedikaetswe, Founding Editor of Pristine Online Magazine in Botswana and one of the participants of WAN-IFRA’s Women in News (WIN) Programme, was recently selected to participate in the prestigious Washington Fellowship, initiated by President Barack Obama, as part of the US’ Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI).

The Washington Fellowship is a merits-based fellowship that aims to bring over 500 young African leaders from around the continent to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training, academic coursework, and mentoring in the domains of public service, business and entrepreneurship and civic engagement. The programme hopes to create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity and strengthening democratic institutions. [Read more...]