On Monday, May 22nd in the morning, three major international events opened at WARC.

The Mandela Washington Fellows from Senegal and Guinea-Bissau attended their Pre-Fellowship Orientation organized by the US Embassy in Dakar to prepare them for their upcoming 6-week training visit in various US institutions including universities. The 27 participants from Guinea-Bissau and Senegal were welcome by the Director of WARC and the US Embassy Cultural Affairs Officer.

Concurrently, the Global Health Institute including researchers from the URICA research unit at University Cheikh Anta Diop, the University of Dar Es Salam (Tanzania), Kansas University (USA) and the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) kicked for two days with 30 participants hailing from Senegal, Brazil, Tanzania and the US.

Along the above, and on the same day, the Fula Ajami Digitization project funded by the British Library Endangered Archives Program was opened by the project director, Professor Fallou Ngom (Boston University) and the Director of the Center. The gathering was attended by 12 participants from Senegal and Guinea Conakry. 

Group photo of the Mandela Washington Fellows
Participants of the digitization project