Coming to America: Young African Leaders Vibe With Obama

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  • YALI Summit
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  • Dambala Garba
  • Regina Kpotor, Togo, 32
  • Barack Obama
  • YALF Summit
  • YALI Washington Fellowship Summit
  • YALF Fellowship
  • Nelson Mandela
  • YALI Summit
  • Howard University campus
  • YALI Summit
  • YALI
  • YALI Summit

Dambala Garba, Nigeria, 32

"I am a human rights lawyer with a particular focus on the right of prisoners. I spent six weeks at Florida International University studying public management. I learned about how to manage people, bring youth together in Nigeria and promote human rights culture in our society. It was amazing meeting people from different countries, cultures and backgrounds. It actually taught me how to work with different people [with diverse views]. The most important lesson I learned was about leadership, particularly understanding myself and the kind of leader I am. If you don't understand yourself you can't understand others."

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