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Detailed Program Information

United States Department of State Professional Fellows Program—Advancing Young Women Agribusiness Entrepreneurs and Innovators: A Tanzania-Kenya-Uganda-U.S. Partnership


The Spring 2019 four-week program in the U.S. is scheduled for April 27-June 1, 2019 and the Fall 2019 for October 18-November 23, 2019. Both programs will include:

Part 1: Pre-Departure Orientation prior to travel to the U.S.

Program partners and the U.S. Embassies in the two countries will conduct a pre-departure orientation.

Part 2: Post-Arrival Orientation in East Lansing, Michigan

The orientation will familiarize the program participants with each other as well as the program and topics to be covered and the U.S.

Part 3: Four-Week Program in Michigan Communities

Participants will take part in internships with Michigan institutions and dialogue in seminars and meetings with U.S. leaders in economic development in the food and agriculture sector. Fellows will also select, design, and complete a special project in an area of their own interest. Seminars will combine presentations and discussions to provide an opportunity for Fellows to share experiences from their home countries and organizations and observations from their internship placements. Fellows will also have the opportunity of a one-week homestay with an American family.

Part 4: Three-Day Participation in the Professional Fellows Congress in Washington D.C.

The Congress will allow participants the opportunity to meet and share their experience with Fellows from around the world and participate in dialogue to examine the roles of individual and institutional leadership in economic development and women’s economic empowerment.

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