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August 11, 2015
President Obama greets Mandela Fellow Grace Jerry
by Deborah Ince

The 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit commenced last week with 500 young Africans gathering in Washington, DC to engage in activities focused on improving themselves as leaders and inspiring change within Africa. Held from Aug. 2-5, the Summit was hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), and IREX.

Stories of IREX
July 22, 2015

It’s not news that Iraqi youth have few opportunities and even fewer choices. With little education and growing unemployment among their ranks, they are forced to choose between disparity and exclusion in the Iraqi State, or power and inclusion in the Islamic State; or so they’ve been told. But Samer Mobarak at the University of Baghdad is changing that narrative; offering youth a path of education and opportunity in Iraq’s economy.


August 31, 2015
ADEPT consortium leaders

Leaders of The Asia Foundation, The Carter Center, Democracy International, Freedom House, IREX, and World Learning met in Washington Monday to discuss their enhanced cooperation in programs worldwide to advance democratic elections and political transitions.


August 13, 2015
The 2015 Community Solutions Leaders
The 2015 Community Solutions Leaders have arrived! This is the fifth year of the Community Solutions Program (CSP), which connects community leaders from over 30 countries around the globe with like-minded organizations in the U.S. Over the next four months, these leaders will work hand in hand with their American colleagues on issues that affect communities from Turkey to Tanzania to Texas. From issues of domestic violence to youth work skills development to renewable energy, the Community Solutions leaders are passionate advocates and key players in their communities, who are ready to make the hard choices and be the change they want to see. 


August 24, 2015
Connecting the next 4 billion

You are cordially invited to join IREX, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the New York Public Library at the following reception: Connecting the next 4 billion – How can the post-2015 agenda make information work for everyone? RSVP to attend.

June 10, 2015
When ICTs in Development Go Viral

POSTPONED - Join IREX and the Millennium Challenge Corporation's Human and Community Development Group for a roundtable that showcases experiences in the field that incorporated technology to solve communication, information, and learning needs in a variety of sectors. Key leaders in the ICTs for development space will share lessons learned on creating technology successes, with a focus specifically at the point of uptake by the user and how uptake can be enhanced. New date to be announced.