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July 18, 2014
BBB ensures prison-born babies have the building blocks to be happy and healthy
by Erin Powell

“Nothing ever haunted me more than the children who lived behind bars with little or nothing to go by,” says Romy Titus, a journalist and sportscaster in South Africa, and one of 500 fellows taking part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Having interviewed star athletes to the late Nelson Mandela, Ms. Titus is now giving a voice to a community who lives life out of the public eye – incarcerated mothers, and their children, who are often born behind bars.

Stories of IREX
June 29, 2014
Njeri Gateru
by Randal Mason

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya’s LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn’t hesitate to answer with the word, “Visibility.” She describes promoting conversations on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression (SOGIE) in public spaces through events such as the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, International Human Rights Day, and World Aids Day. Ms. Gateru is one of 500 diverse fellows taking part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). IREX is pleased to share her story in honor of National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month.


July 21, 2014
Washington Fellows can be located by area of expertise, name, or country.

Interested in learning more about the top young African leaders in business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management? Now you can find all 500 participants in the 2014 Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders through IREX’s new web feature. The searchable, digital directory allows users to locate Washington Fellows by name, country, or area of expertise.

July 17, 2014
Enhancing education and knowledge transfer

IREX is pleased to announce the South Sudan Teacher Training ProgramSupported by Arizona State University (ASU), the Program consists of a semester-long academic component at the university, including coursework and intensive training in best teaching practices, methodologies, strategies, leadership, and the use of technology in education.


June 27, 2014
A Community Solutions Program fellow from Liberia presents in Sierra Leone

The Society for International Development Washington Chapter cordially invites you to the Private Sector Development and Gender in Development Workgroup event: Women and Supply Chains: Sustainability, Synergies & Scaling Up Wednesday July 16, 2014. RSVP online to attend

May 14, 2014
Job fair in Iraq

The Society for International Development Washington DC Chapter Youth in Development Workgroup will host a public event with an expert panel Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at IREX 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 600 Washington, DC. Click here to RSVP SID-Washington (202) 331-1317