June 2019


The Akshaya Patra Foundation, a non-profit that provides millions of Indian children with free school meals, was awarded the BBC World Service 2019 Food Chain Global Champion Award. "It's a matter of great pride for us to be selected for this award," said CEO and Eisenhower Fellow Shridhar Venkat (India '14). "I would like to thank the BBC World Service, on behalf of 1.75 million children whom we serve every day, day after day." (


Congratulations to Eisenhower Fellow Dwaun Warmack (USA '19), who was just appointed President of Claflin University, the oldest historically black college or university in South Carolina. (



MAY 2019


Congratulations to Rez Gardi, Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leader (New Zealand ’18). A former legal officer at the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, Gardi has been awarded a Harvard Satter Rights Fellowship. (


A timely article by Trudy Rubin in today's on the 1989 & 2019 Island of Ireland Eisenhower Fellows. "As they gather in Philadelphia, the Fellows will all be wrestling with the conundrum of how to keep the border open and Irish peace alive." (


Crossing crocodile-infested waters in small wooden boats to get to school used to be a way of life for many in the Philippines' southernmost province. Then came the Boat of Knowledge, made possible in part by the Eisenhower Fellows Association of the Philippines. (



APRIL 2019


Proud to see Ayodeji Adewunmi (Nigeria '16) named as one of the 10 Most Influential Entrepreneurs in Nigeria Under 40, for co-founding Jobberman Nigeria, the country's number 1 recruitment platform (


Eisenhower Fellow Ifeoma Malo (Nigeria ’15), CEO of Clean Tech Hub - Energy Innovation Center, was recently featured in the Nigerian newspaperLeadership Newspapers for a workshop of Women Leaders in the Renewable Energy sector. “We want to make sure there are women working across all areas of renewable energy, whether wind, biomass, solar, biogas etc. The observation shows there is great opportunity to expand our thinking.” (



MARCH 2019


“We want to reach every child in every neighborhood across the world,” says Eisenhower Fellow, Rana Dajani (Jordan ’14) on her nonprofit ‘We Love Reading’ which was recently awarded a UN prize for mother tongue literacy. (PBS



February 2019


babyl Rwanda was recognized as the Innovator of the Year during RDB’s Business Excellence Awards. "It is recognition of the true innovation that we are making in healthcare. We are at the forefront, developing cutting-edge technology that will change the way people experience healthcare." says Eisenhower Fellow and deputy CEO, Shivon Byamukama (Rwanda '16) (TheNewTimes)


Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leader, Umulkheir H Mohamed (Kenya ’18) is taking part in Ms. President, a reality show in Kenya, designed to encourage more women into leadership positions. Contestants get leadership training and mentorship as part of a peace building initiative. She beat out over 1000 applicants to make it - you can catch episodes on YouTube if you're outside Kenya. 


Congratulations to Eisenhower Fellow, G. Nagesh Rao (USA ’16), recognized with a Gears of Government Award, which highlights individuals and teams across the Federal workforce whose dedication supports exceptional delivery of key outcomes for the American people. In his role at the SBA, Rao’s cutting edge approaches have helped small businesses more easily access $2.5 billion/year in R&D funding and helped SBA fund 187 startup accelerator programs, serving more than 5000 new small businesses. (





"...we don't operate for recognition, we don't operate for awards. But this being our 15th year, it has a special meaning to me personally, being here since the beginning" said Eisenhower Fellow, Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee (Jamaica '14) on the Mona GeoInformatics Institute's RJRGleaner Honour Award in the category of Science and Technology. (Jamaica Gleaner)
“I am passionate about positive change and I get agitated about systems not working,” says Eisenhower Fellow, Nuru Mugambi (Kenya '16), the director of public affairs at the Kenya Bankers Association, in this article by The East African.
Eisenhower Fellow, Marita Carballo (Argentina ’88) has been elected president of the World Association for Public Opinion Research. She is the first Argentinian to hold this position. Founded in 1947, WAPOR promotes the highest professional, ethical and technical standards for the conduct of surveys around the world. (


"There has never been a more important time to support the whole health and development of our youth and adolescents...." says Eisenhower Fellow, Kathy Higgins (USA '05) on her appointment as CEO at The Alliance for a Healthier Generation