In June, Eisenhower Fellowships hosted a dynamic regional gathering in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference was the first on the continent of Africa in EF’s history, following up on EF’s first Africa program which brought 24 visionary African leaders to the U.S. for a seven-week fellowship journey in 2016. The three-day summit brought together leaders in government, business and civil society to discuss the future of Africa’s global integration and provided a platform for Eisenhower Fellows from across the continent and other regions to explore innovative global partnerships within the EF network.
George de Lama, president of EF, with Fellows Florence Gatome (Ghana ’16), Leonard Mungarulire (Rwanda ’16) and Diana Mpyisi (Rwanda ’17)
More than 350 people registered for the conference, including 50 Fellows from 21 countries and three EF trustees. The participants explored exciting new partnerships aimed at combating rising inequality. The opening ceremony featured a conversation between EF president George de Lama and H.E. Paul Kagame, president of the Republic of Rwanda, followed by a Q&A session with conference participants.
Eisenhower Fellow Yawa Hansen-Quao (Ghana '16) asking President Kagame a question