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Sub Saharan Africa

Sub Saharan Africa





Key Impact Areas

Agricultural & Rural Development

Educational Administration, Planning and Policy

Law & Human Rights

Natural Resources, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

Alumni Highlights

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Angelo Louw, South Africa, 2016-2017 Fellow

Humphrey Alumnus Wins Award for Documentary on Climate Effects of Fishing Industry

Angelo Louw won the 2nd place award in the Best Documentary Category of the International One-Minute Film Festival in Cape Town, South Africa. His documentary entitled GUTTED focuses on protecting the world’s oceans. As described by Mr. Louw, “GUTTED looks at the detrimental impact harmful industrial fishing has had on small-scale fishers in [South Africa].” This documentary was presented at Amnesty International’s Human Rights Movie Festival in Cape Town in 2023.

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Benetta Collins-Andrews, Liberia, 2010-2011

Humphrey Alumna Helps Develop Liberia’s National COVID-19 Response

Dr. Benetta Collins-Andrews was a member of Liberia’s National COVID-19 Response Team as a national facilitator training healthcare workers. In her role, she trained professionals in four counties in Liberia on minimizing the transmission of COVID-19 while treating patients. She also drafted the national guidelines for the pediatric treatment of COVID-19 in Liberia.

Dr. William Okyere-Frempong with other men and women working to build neo-natal incubator for newborns in Ghana.

William Okyere-Frempong, Ghana, 2019-2020 Fellow

Humphrey Alumnus Works to Bring Neo-Natal Incubator to Ghana

Dr. William Okyere-Frempong continued his work from his Professional Affiliation at the Georgia Institute of Technology to build a more cost-effective incubator for newborns in Ghana. He received a 2020 Humphrey Fellowship Program Alumni Impact Award to work with Georgia Tech to create a new type of incubator out of materials that can be easily cleaned, produced, and run with minimal effort.

Ackson J. Mwanza training Women Farmers on Climate Sustainable Farming Practices.

Ackson J. Mwanza, Zambia, 2017-2018 Humphrey Fellow

Humphrey Alumnus Trains Women Farmers on Climate Sustainable Farming Practices

Ackson J. Mwanza developed a Humphrey Alumni Impact Award project to focus on strengthening women-owned vegetable markets through the use of solar energy and climate-smart agriculture in Zambia. He recruited three women cooperatives, and trained them on producing select vegetables, such as cabbage, while promoting climate-smart agricultural methods.  As co-founder of the Harvest Fund, he also helped establish agreements with local suppliers, including supermarkets and restaurants, to formalize the transactions and guarantee the delivery of goods and services.


African Humphrey Voices: Building a Better Future for Our Continent

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program reflected on 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to study and collaborate with U.S counterparts. Approximately 120 alumni from Sub-Saharan Africa came together at the 2019 alumni conference “African Humphrey Voices: Building a Better Future for our Continent” in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference highlighted the expertise and impact of Humphrey alumni over the last 40 years while exploring current international trends and shared global challenges.

Alumni Testimonials

Agnes Igoye, Uganda

University of Minnesota

Program Field: Trafficking in Persons Policy and Prevention

2015-2016 Fellow

Okechukwu Emmanuel Effoduh, Nigeria

Harvard University

Program Field: Law and Human Rights

2015-2016 Fellow