NAFSA welcomes a new cohort of the Global Dialogue Fellowship Program, a program for higher education internationalization leaders. The five Global Dialogue Fellows from Africa are receiving support to attend two NAFSA annual conferences, providing them with opportunities to meet and collaborate with university leaders in the United States and from around the world. In addition, each fellow is partnered with a Global Dialogue Partner, a U.S.-based international education leader, for ongoing discussion and sharing of expertise, information, and resources.

Through this program, NAFSA is committed to creating opportunities for dialogue and engagement on a global level to support the fellows in designing new and deeper international programs for students, scholars, faculty, and exchange visitors at their home institutions.

Abebaw Yirga Adamu
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Sarah Nyengerai
Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe

Ada Sonia Peter
Covenant University, Nigeria

David Martin Ssekamatte
Uganda Management Institute, Uganda

Yasmine Sy Sarr
Groupe Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Dakar, Senegal

The Global Dialogue Partners for the 2019 fellows include:

  • Michele Petrucci, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Douglas Mpondi, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Ernest Uwazie, California State University, Sacramento
  • Gavin Webb, Marist College
  • Maja Zelihic, The Forbes School of Business at Ashford University